Presentations & Events

Both upcoming and previous MARCS presentations and events can be found on this page.

Live Streaming of a Presentation

Online video streaming(opens in a new window) of MARCS presentations is available for Western Sydney University staff and students.

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Monday 27 March 2017 - 11am
Room 3.G.55, Bankstown
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Monday, 27 March 2017 - 1.00pm
A/Prof Bohn will present data from part of a larger research project studying autobiographical memories in Non-WEIRD populations, namlely: The Ik from Uganda, and the Nunggubuyu from Numbuluwar, Australia. Room 3.G.55, Bankstown
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Monday, 27 March 2017 - 4.00pm
This talk will provide a critical review of merits and faults of measures of similarity that have been used, and will then present some fresh data which compare two types of perceived similarity, Tulving's "perceptual" and "ecphoric" similarity. Room 3.G.55, Bankstown
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 - 1.00pm
(Room BA.23.G.41)
Professor Sebastian Moller presents research questions currently addressed by the Quality and Usability lab at TU Berlin about designing new interaction experiences.
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Monday 20 March 2017 - 11.00am
Jenny Yu will present a talk entitled "Practice CoC".
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Monday, 6 March, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
This is our first MARCS Spotlight on the Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience (BENS) program
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Monday 6 March 2017
Professor Whalen will outline aspects of the consistency of variability within speakers; re-examine the possible differences in variability in acoustics vs. articulation; and explore the possibility that variability has usefulness in establishing and maintaining flexibility both in production and in understanding the speech of others.
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Monday 27 February 2017
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Student Only MMM at 11:00am.
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Monday 20 February 2017 - 1.00pm
Dr Martin Rolf from the Bernstein Center & Department of Psychology at Humboldt University will present on the topic: Attention in active vision. In this talk, he will present a series of studies investigating how the preparation and execution of saccadic eye movements affects the selective allocation of visual attention, biasing functions as fundamental as visual perception and memory.
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Monday, 13 February, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Institute Director, Professor Kate Stevens, will host the first MMM for 2017.This meeting will be a welcome back to existing MARCS staff and students and also an opportunity to welcome new students and staff to the institute.
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Sunday, 15 January, 2017
The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, in partnership with the School of Digital Humanities at Western Sydney University presents: The Rosita Stone Escape Room Workshop at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science, Ultimo.
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Wednesday 18 January, 2017
The MARCS Institute, in partnership with the Music in the Brain initiative, invites local Sydney and NSW music instrumental teachers to register for an afternoon of scientific discussion.
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Monday 6 February, 2017 - 1.00pm -2:00pm
In recent years, a new approach has emerged, based on the long-established tradition of perceptual adaptation, employing psychophysical measurement of perceived size and shape following exposure to "extreme" body stimuli.
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Monday 12 December, 2016 - 1.00pm - 2:00pm
Esteemed international researcher, Professor Linda Polka, will present a new line of research that begins to address neglected aspects of infant speech development by exploring how infants perceive speech with infant vocal properties.
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Monday 5 December, 2016 - 1.00pm - 4:00pm
Professor Geoff Cumming from the School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University presents, The New Statistics: What Open Science implies for statistical practice.
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Monday 5 December 2016 (11am-12pm)
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) - Professor Phillip de Chazal from the University of Sydney presents: "Sleep@Sydney" - Using medical informatics to improve the detection of sleep disorders"
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Monday 14 November 2016 (11am-12pm)
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) - Juan Salazar and Jeff Powell will present a discussion on Environment Sustainability.
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Monday 14 November 2016 - 1.00pm
Dr Hywel Stoakes from The Research Unit for Indigenous Languages ARC CoE for the Dynamics of Language The University of Melbourne will present: Aerodynamics and Sonorance in Australian Languages: Bininj Kunwok
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Tuesday 29 November, 2016
The MARCS Institute, in partnership with the DVC will host the next Food for Thought Seminar on: AI and Autonomous Agents.
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Wednesday 16 November, 2016
Professor Craig McGarty (Head of Discipline in Psychology) will present on the ARC, a system that produces a set of outputs (funding decisions) that you can learn to analyse in order to work out how to shape your grant applications.
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Monday 7 November, 2016
This workshop will provide an overview of the priority that global ranking systems have for the University.
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Monday 7 November 2016
Blockbuster MARC, This talk assesses our capacity to recognise visual objects and whether this is mediated by multiple visual areas, particularly inferior temporal cortex (ITC).
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Thursday, 27 October 2016
The MARCS Institute, in partnership with the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and the Translational Health Research Institute, present the research-education workshop - on "Brain, Behaviour & Development: Knowledge into Practice."
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Thursday, 27 October 2016
The MARCS Institute, in partnership with the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network and the Translational Health Research Institute, present the research-education workshop - on "Brain, Behaviour & Development: Knowledge into Practice."
Tuesday 25 October 2016
This forum explores Western Sydney University's four research themes in the context of life in urban centres with four unique talks on aspects of the future urban living as it relates to each of the University's four research themes.
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Tuesday 25 October 2016
The Research Impact Competition is an initiative to celebrate research undertaken across Western Sydney University. It is part of the broader University dialogue around Research with Impact: research that changes our region, the nation and the world.
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Monday 24 October, 2016
Dr Chris Carignan Presents an introductory workshop on MetLab.
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Monday 17 October,2016
Professor Roger Dean presents "Events, Structures and Affect in Music Perception and Production".
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Monday 10 October 2016
Blockbuster MARC, This talk touches on issues related to measuring and characterizing coordinated actions that occur during spoken communication and musical performance.
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Monday 10 October 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) - Presentation on the forthcoming database of research participants and how it can be used by the different MARCS programs.
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Monday 26 September 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) - Dr Marina Kalashnikova
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Monday 19 September 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Student Only MMM
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Monday 12 September 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) - Aleisha Davis from The Shepherd Centre, Macquarie University
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Monday 1 August 2016
Blockbuster MARC, Associate Professor Alex Holcombe from University of Sydney, will present a talk entitled, "Reproducibility, preregistration, et cetera: Making good science even better".
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Monday 5 September 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) - Dr Shantala Mohan
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Monday 29 August 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Student Only MMM
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Monday 22 August 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) - Dr Alba Tuninetti
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Monday 15 August 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) - Dr Varghese Peter
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Monday 8 August 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Student Only MMM
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Monday 1 August 2016
Blockbuster MARC, Associate Professor Alex Holcombe from University of Sydney, will present a talk entitled, "Reproducibility, preregistration, et cetera: Making good science even better".
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Wednesday 21 July 2016
Wednesday Afternoon research Colloquium (WARC) Dr Haley Vlach, from University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present a talk entitled, "Letting children tell us what makes word learning hard: Evidence from cross-situational word learning"
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Monday 18 July 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Felix Dobrowohl will present a CoC practice talk.
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Monday 4 July 2016
Blockbuster MARC, Professor David Alais from University of Sydney, will present a talk entitled, "Serial dependencies in rapid stimulus sequences: Evidence for attractive and repulsive adaptation in multiple sensory modalities".
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Monday 4 July 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Dr Farzaneh Ahmadi will present a talk entitled, "Designing a Bionic Voice Source, The story of a man a monkey and an ant."
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Monday 25 July 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Student Only MMM
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Monday 4 July 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) International conferences reporting from; Sherwood, Ip, Prasad, Simonetti, Kawase, Faris, Alispahic, and Elvin.
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Monday 27 June 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Research Impact Competition Talks Knockout Competition; Come and witness three MARCS colleagues as they battle it out for the opportunity to represent MARCS at the WSU Research Week competition.
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Monday 20 June 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Dr Karen Mulak will present two talks entitled, "Simultaneous and late sequential bilinguals' cross-situational learning of minimal pair words." and "The development of cross-accent word identification in monolingual and bilingual infants."
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Wednesday 8 June 2016 - 12.00pm
Neil Todd, from University of Exeter, will present a talk entitled, "Vestibular dependent non-linear stimulus rate effects in auditory evoked potentials."
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Monday 6 June 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Dr Sandra Garrido presents a talk entitled, "Adaptive and Maladaptive Behaviours Using Sad Music."
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Monday 6 June 2016
Blockbuster MARC Associate Professor Alex Fornito from Monash University, will present for the first Blockbuster of June.
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Monday 23 May 2016
Sylvie Nozaradam will present a talk entitled, "How musical rhythm entrains the human brain, explored with surface and intracerebral EEG."
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Monday 23 May 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) New Sound Conference Practice talks, presented by; Mona Faris and Saya Kawase
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Monday 16 May 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Speech Prosody Conference Practice talks, presented by; Martin Ho Kwan Ip, Anne Cutler, Heather Kember, and Jiyoun Choi
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Monday 9 May 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Visiting Western Sydney University Executives, Professor Scott Holmes and Professor Lisa Jackson-Pulver
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Monday 2 May 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Dr Bronson Harry presents a talk entitled, "Evidence for integrated visual face and body representations in the anterior temporal lobes."
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2 May
NSW Commissioning Editor of 'The Conversation', will present a talk on pitching to the news outlet and how to write for the website.
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Monday 2 May 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Dr Bronson Harry presents a talk entitled, "Evidence for integrated visual face and body representations in the anterior temporal lobes."
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Wednesday 20 April 2016 - 12.00pm
Timothy Welsh, from University of Toronto, will present a talk entitled, "How two coordinate actions and learn from each other."
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Monday 18 April 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Dr Ann Burchfield presents a talk entitled, "Flexibility of Speech Segmentation Strategies in Mandarin-English Bilinguals."
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29 April
Dr Mark Antoniou, Anne Dwyer, Dr Marina Kalashnikova, Dr Christa Lam-Cassettari, and Dr Karen Mulak will share media strategies from an Alvin Stone Media Strategy Workshop.
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15 April
The Research Forum on Ageing brings academics from the across the university to present their research on ageing.
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Monday 11 April 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) New Student Day
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Monday 4 April 2016
Blockbuster Monday Afternoon research Colloquium (MARC) Emeritus Professor Max Coltheart, from Macquarie University, will present a talk entitled, "Understanding delusional belief: a cognitive-neuropsychiatric perspective"
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Monday 4 April 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Student Only MMM
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Thursday 24 March 2016
Thursday Afternoon research Colloquium (THARC) James Enns from University of British Columbia, will present a talk entitled, "Social Signals and Sensorimotor Control: Busy traffic on a two-way street"
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Monday 21 March 2016 - 1.00pm
Dr Gergely Csibra, from Central European University, will present a talk entitled, "Concept-based word learning in infants."
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Monday 21 March 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) EPC Practice Talks
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Monday 14 March 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) PhD Student Ian Colley will present a talk entitled, "The influence of visual cues on cognitive and dynamical aspects of motor timing in ensemble music"
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Monday 7 March 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Student Only MMM
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Wednesday 2 March 2016
Wednesday Afternoon research Colloquium (WARC) Dr Laurence White, from Plymouth University, will present a talk entitled, "Beating the bounds: Are there universal prosodic cues to speech structure?"
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Monday 29 February 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) A Report on CoEDL Fest media training session by Marina Kalashnikova and a presentation from Chris Carignan and Cathi Best, entitled, "Articulatory differences between vowels in spoken vs. sung speech."
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Monday 29 February 2016 - 1.00pm
Dr Sabrina Trapp, from Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, will present a talk entitled, "Expectations and decision-making: Exploring the scope and addressing representational issues ".
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Monday 22 February 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Institute Director, Kohei Miyata will present a talk entitled, "Bouncing in synchrony with auditory rhythms alone and with another"
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15 February 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) The MARCS Institute's Summer Interns are allowed 15 minutes to present their work to the group.
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8-11 February 2016
MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) Institute Director, Professor Jonathan Tapson welcomes everyone to the first MMM for 2016.
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8-11 February 2016
The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development is hosting the annual workshop for the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language 8-11 February, 2016.
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Tuesday 15 December 2015 - 3.00pm
Dr Claudia Lappe, of Munster University, Germany, will present a talk entitled, "The musical mismatch negativity and its dependence on musical training."
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Thursday 26 November 2015 - 10.00am
Prof Virginia Valian, Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Hunter College, will present a workshop on Gender Equity for Early and Mid Career Academics .
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Tuesday 15 December 2015 - 1.00pm
Tomoki Toda, of Nagoya University, will present a Seminar entitled, "Augmented speech production based on real-time statistical voice conversion"
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Wednesday 9 December 2015 - 9.00am
Confluence is the common day for the conferences of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS), the Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA), the Australasian Document Computing Symposium (ADCS), and the Australian Music Psychology Society (AMPS Inc.)
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Monday 30 November 2015 - 4.00pm
Dr Mohammad Obaid, from Chalmers University of Sweden, will present a talk entitled, "Designing for Human-Agent Interactions".
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Monday 30 November 2015 - 11.00am
Jaydene Elvin will present a talk entitled, "Perceiving sound and recognizing words in a non-native language: Brazilian Portuguese by Australian English vs. Iberian Spanish listeners ".
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Wednesday 25 November 2015 - 12.00pm
Assoc. Prof. Margriet Groen, from Radboud University Nijmegen, will present a talk entitled, "Audiovisual speech perception and reading: First results of an exploration into the extent and nature of their association".
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Monday 23 November 2015 - 4.00pm
Prof Taomei Guo, from the National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, will present a talk entitled, "Does the first language influence second language processing once learners are proficient bilinguals?".
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Monday 16 November 2015 - 4.00pm
Prof Virginia Valian, Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Hunter College, will present a talk entitled, "Remedying the (Still Too) Slow Advancement of Women".
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Monday 18 November 2015 - 12.00pm
Petri Toiviainen from the Finnish Centre of Interdisciplinary Music Research, will present a talk entitled, "Studying the musical brain with natural-stimulus fMRI".
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Monday 16 November 2015 - 11.00am
Björn 't Hart from the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, will present a talk entitled, "Affective Complexity in Narrative Discourse: a facial EMOG study of affective language processing in context".
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Monday 09 November 2015 - 4.00pm - 5:30pm
Dr Molly Babel from the University of British Columbia will present a talk titled: "Managing phonetic variability: using linguistic knowledge to guide perceptual learning".
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Monday 09 November 2015 - 11.00am
Student-only MMM
Professor André van Schaik will present a workshop on how to use Mendeley.
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Monday 02 November 2015 - 4.00pm - 5:30pm
Library Workshop 'Get Noticed' in the Bankstown Library Training Room.
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Monday 02 November 2015 - 11.00am
Dr Chris Stanton will present a talk entitled, "Human-Robot Interaction: Nonverbal Communication and Intergroup Dynamics".
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Monday 12 October 2015 - 11.00am
Ms Susan Robbins will present a talk entitled, "New Western Open Access to Research policy and implications for MARCS researchers".
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Monday 12 October 2015 - 4.00pm
Dr Stefan Bode, University of Melbourne, will present a research colloquium entitled "Predicting subtle decision-related information using multivariate analyses of event-related potentials".
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Monday 28 September 2015 - 4.00pm
Dr Joanne Orlando, Western Sydney University, will present a research colloquium entitled "Understanding the rise of the very young technology user".
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Monday 28 September 2015 - From 11.00am
Eight of our academics will present their work in three minutes using a single PowerPoint slide in our inaugural MARCS academic 3MT!
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Monday 21 September 2015 - 4.00pm
Professor Richard Cohn, Yale University, United States, will present a research colloquium entitled "Meter without Tactus".
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Monday 21 September 2015 - 11.00am
Matthias Heyne will present a research colloquium entitled "First Language influence on playing brass instruments".
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Monday 14 September 2015 - 11.00am
Dr Eva Marinus will present a research colloquium entitled "Learning to read in different languages: The influence of orthographic depth and density".
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Monday 31 August 2015 - 11.00am
Dr Tamara Watson will present a research colloquium entitled "Uncertainty and bias in estimation of the sex and age of faces".
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Monday 24 August 2015 - 11.00am
Dr Kirk Olsen will present a research colloquium entitled "Both acoustic intensity and loudness contribute to time-series models of perceived affect in response to music."
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Monday 10 August 2015 - 4.00pm
Professor Jason Mattingley, The University of Queensland, will present a research colloquium entitled "What can evoked neural oscillations reveal about visual perception and selective attention?"
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Monday 20 July 2015 - 4.00pm
Professor Phillip Sullivan, Brock University, Canada, will present a research colloquium entitled "The robustness of the effect of interpersonal synchrony on pain threshold".
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Monday 29 June 2015 - 4.00pm
Dr Paul Sowman, Macquarie University, will present a research colloquium entitled "Beta oscillations, timing, and stuttering"
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Monday 29 June 2015 - From 11.00am
MARCS Research Higher Degree students will present their work in three minutes using a single PowerPoint slide.
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Monday 15 December 2016
Prof Mariapaola d'Imperio, from Aix-Marseille Universite, will present a talk entitled, "Tracking phonetic detail in direct dialect imitation of intonation”
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