Dr Sandra Garrido On The Paradox Of Tragedy: Why Do We Like Sad Music?
In this lecture, Sandra Garrido considers the philosophical arguments that have been proposed throughout the centuries as well as looking at recent empirical research investigating the phenomenon.
The talk explores the relationship between music and the human brain and the related links to social well-being, participation, learning and development and the role of music in our contemporary communities.
An Australian research institute is making waves in the way of international relations through the generous donation of a $132,000 piece of highly specialised research equipment to our Chinese counterparts.
Machines are watching us, they are listening to us, living with us and soon they will be living inside us. As the world comes to grips with an ever growing technological society, a question that is often asked is: Can and should we trust machines?
A team of Australian Researchers from Western Sydney University have successfully developed a revolutionary way to increase the lifespan of live tissue required for scientific and medical research by 400 per cent.
Dr Quang Vinh Nguyen, from the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is researching how large amounts of genetic data can be analysed to explore and guide better diagnosis and treatment options that are safer, less toxic and more effective for kids with leukemia.
Participants are needed for an MRI study conducted by the MARCS Music, Cognition and Action Program called, the Rhythmic Brain. The study will examine the brain while synchronising movement with sound.
Scientists have successfully created a new flexible polymer patch that attaches to live heart tissue and improves the conduction of electrical impulses across a damaged heart without the need for stiches.
A research grant worth almost $3 million has been awarded to a consortium including The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University to develop a non-obtrusive and personalised treatment option for people who suffer from sleep apnoea.
A team of Australian researchers from Western Sydney University have successfully developed a revolutionary way to increase the lifespan of live tissue required for scientific and medical research by 400 per cent.
Previously, the viability of live tissue was only six (6) hours which meant research time was limited. Using this new technology, live tissue is still viable after 24 hours.
This study adapts a widely-used acquired equivalence paradigm to investigate how opioid-addicted
individuals learn from positive and negative feedback.
Upcoming Research Presentations
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017 12pm to 2.00pm Seminar - MARCS BabyLab: Developmental Speech and Language Research at Western Sydney University. MARCS is hosting a seminar introducing researchers, students and colleagues in SPHERE (The Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research & Enterprise) to the BabyLab. Presentations will be given by Dr Marina Kalashnikova and PhD candidate, Anne Dwyer. We will also have a poster display set up outside the BabyLab. RSVP Essential.. Read more about
Monday, 14 August, 2017 11am to 12.00pm Ann Burchfield - Conference Practice Talks. Please check later for more information on Ann's talk. Read more about