• When
    18 Mar
  • Time
    5:00 pm
  • Where
    Museum of Human Disease
  • Price

IMPORTANT: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the museum is currently closed to the public and we have cancelled this event.

In Brain Awareness Week experience your brain like never before. We are teaming up with researchers from UNSW's School of Biomedical Sciences and the wider University to help you get to know your brain.

Brain Awareness Week is a global event which focuses on raising awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.

Our headline act Dr Jay Bertran-Gonzalez is head of the NeuroModuLab*  in the School of Psychology at UNSW Sydney. In their talk “Your brain lives in the future” Dr Bertran-Gonzalez outlines how the brain is constantly trying to anticipate the future in order to learn from and adapt to the environment.

Dr Jay Bertran-Gonzalez's NeuroModuLab is one of the founder groups of the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at UNSW. Their work addresses critical questions concerning the function of basal ganglia systems particularly in relation to reward-based learning. Bertran-Gonzalaz's research is a direct consequence of international training, having worked in 5 different Neuroscience departments across Spain, France and Australia. Bertran-Gonzalez’s contributions have been cited thousands of times and include articles in top scientific journals such as Nature and Science.