2018 Presentations & Events List

    Monday, 10 December 2018 - 11.00am
    Student Only MMM. Social event to celebrate the end of the year.
    We hope to see all MARCS students there.
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    Monday, 3 December 2018 - 11.00am
    At this MMM we will take a look and review the past year.
    We hope to see all MARCS students there.
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    Monday, 26 November 2018 - 11.00am
    Dr Alba Tutinetti and Dr Pelle Soderstrom will give a presentation on Mapping language with EEG. We hope to see you there!
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    Monday, 19 November 2018 - 11.00am
    Alba Bellot-Saez will give a presentation titled "Astrocytic modulation of neuronal network oscillations". We hope to see you there!
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    Monday, 12 November 2018 - 1pm
    Dr Jenny Horn from REDI will give a research workshop on budget writing tips and tricks for ARC schemes.We hope to see postdocs, ECRs, MCRs and all senior researchers attend!
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    Monday, 12 November 2018 - 11am
    Dr Sandra Garrido will give a presentation on working with communities of young people to develop a music-based health program.We hope to see you there.
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    Monday, 5 November 2018 - 1pm
    Please join us to welcome Dr Christos Pliatsikas from the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, Reading University, UK who will give a presentation titled "Understanding structural plasticity in the multilingual brain: The Dynamic Restructuring Model".We hope to see you there.
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    Monday, 5 November 2018 - 11am
    Professor Kate Stevens will give a comprehensive update on what is happening at MARCS and Western Sydney University. We look forward to seeing you there.
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    Monday, 29th October 2018 - 11am
    Visit to BENS research labs at Werrington South campus followed by a BBQ lunch. We look forward to seeing you there.
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    Monday, 22 October 2018 - 11.00am
    Student Only MMM. Student presentations on community outreach experiences.
    We hope to see all MARCS students there.
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    Monday, 15 October 2018 - 1pm
    Please join us to welcome Professor Neils O. Schiller from Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) & Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) who will give a presentation titled "Putting words together in the mind for speech production". We Look forward to to seeing you there.
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    Monday, 15 October 2018 - 11am
    Mark Richards will give a presentation about his work on linguistic research in Aboriginal communities..We hope to see you there.
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    Monday, 8 October 2018 - 1pm
    Please join us to welcome Dr Jonathon Love who will give a presentation titled "Jamovi - what statistical software is like after SPSS. This talk introduces the jamovi spread sheet and provides an overview of its data-editing and analysis capabilities.We Look forward to to seeing you there.
    Jonathon Love
    Monday, 24 September 2018 - 11am
    Professor Denis Burnham will give a presentation on his keynote for ABC 18 titled "A showcase of infancy research in the Asia-Pacific region". We look forward to seeing you there.
    Denis Burnham
    Monday, 17 September 2018 - 11am
    This will be a Student Only MMM where the WSU Media Team will run a media workshop. All students should attend.
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    Monday, 10 September 2018 - 11am
    Dr Olivia Lapenta will give a presentation titled "Modulation of multimodal and crossmodal integration with tDCS". We look forward to seeing you there.
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    Monday, 3 September 2018 - 11.00am
    You are invited to attend the Ultimate BIGS (Big Ideas Grand Schemes) Event: "Grand Schemes" Collaborative Research Discussion (with lunch at 12pm).
    Those Big Ideas and Grand Schemes – which MARCS should lead, must begin at home.
    Registration for this workshop is essential.
    Room BA-3.G.55.
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    Monday, 3 September 2018 - 10.30am
    Colleagues from WSU Human Resources will present results of the recent MyVoice Survey.
    Please note earlier start time of 10.30am.
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    Monday, 27 August 2018 - 11am
    Dr Karen Hutchings will present on the use of the Survey Monkey tool. This will be followed by a demonstration of the Rhythmotron by Dr John Taylor.
    We look forward to seeing you there.
    Karen Hutchings
    Monday, 27 August 2018 - 10.30am
    Please join us for a morning tea at 10.30am to farewell our Library Co-ordinator (extraordinaire) for Research Services - Susan Robbins.
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    Monday, 13 August 2018 - 12pm
    Please join us for the 2nd round MARCS Concept Pitch Party (lunch provided). We will see presentations from submitters developing ARC, NHMRC and/or other funding source research proposals.
    We Look forward to to seeing you there.
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    Monday, 13 August 2018 - 11.00am
    Dr Gregory Cohen will give a presentation titled "Neuromorphic Vision Systems for Astronomy and Space Situational Awareness".
    Monday, 9 July 2018 - 11.00am
    Dr Charles Martin who is a postdoctoral fellow from University of Oslo (Engineering Prediction and Embodied Cognition project) and the RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion will give a presentation titled "Predictive Music Systems for Interactive Performance".
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    Wednesday, 4 July 2018 - 1pm
    Special visitor to MCA, Professor Gonçalves will give a presentation titled "Is mental improvisation our mind´s default mode?”.
    Room BA-3.G.55. All Welcome!
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    Monday, 2 July 2018 - 10.30am
    You are invited to attend the second BIGS (Big Ideas Grand Schemes) Cafe discussion. This discussion is titled "Innovative Techniques".
    Those Big Ideas and Grand Schemes – which MARCS should lead, must begin at home.
    Registration for this workshop is essential.
    Room BA-3.G.55.
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    Monday, 25 June 2018 - 11.00am
    Research Impact Competition knock out round.This is an internal competition where researchers from each program have the opportunity to show-case their research using one slide in a 5 minute presentation. The winner receives a $2500 travel grant and goes forward to the main University competition in October. We hope to see all of MARCS at this exciting competition.
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    Monday, 18 June 2018 - 11.00am
    This MMM is for students only. Professor Chris Davis - Bayesian Statistics 2.0.
    We hope all MARCS students will attend this interesting workshop.
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    Wednesday, 6 June 2018 - 1.00pm until 2.00pm
    PhD students from the MARCS Multisensory Communication program will present at this special event coordinated by The City of Sydney. This is the third of a 3 part series of practical talks for older people. It will highlight the importance of non-verbal communication, exploring facial expressions, vocal affect and eye-gaze behaviour. There will be a live demonstration of the latest facial recognition software. The event will be held at Customs House Library in Sydney. This is a free event and registrations are strongly recommended.
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    Monday, 4 June 2018 - 1.00pm
    Dr Tamara Watson will give a presentation titled "Vision despite disruption; perception around the time of eye movements". This talk will explore the extent to which the visual brain actively engages in creating the illusory sense of a stable and continuous world despite the many eye movements we make.
    This informative and interesting presentation should not be missed.
    Tamara Watson
    Monday, 4 June 2018 - 10.30am
    You are invited to attend a BIGS (Big Ideas Grand Schemes) Cafe discussion on “Understanding Synchrony: from neurons to joint action”
    Those Big Ideas and Grand Schemes – which MARCS should lead! – must begin at home. And thus the MARCS Research Committee has defined two cross-cutting, big issue ideas for consideration. The goal for this first BIGS Café is to facilitate cross-MARCS brainstorming about Synchrony as one promising, over-arching, big-issue interdisciplinary research topic.
    Morning tea and lunch provided.
    Please register to attend this event by Friday, 25 May.
    This event will be held in Room 2.G.03 (Building 2), Bankstown.
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    Monday, 28 May 2018 - 11.00am
    ​Caroline Allen (via Zoom) will talk about the Internship Unit & Teaching Opportunities and Gareth Hearne will talk about his issues with Bayesian statistics and mixed model regressions​.
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    Monday, 21 May 2018 - 11.00am
    This MMM is for students only. Professor Chris Davis will give an introduction into Bayesian statistics.
    We hope all MARCS students will attend this interesting talk!
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    Monday, 14 May 2018 - 11.00am
    Tamara Watson will give a presentation titled "Eye-tracking, not big data, but not small data" and Jenny Yu will elaborate on the new eye-tracking duo.​
    See you there!
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    Monday, 7 May 2018 - 1.00pm
    Professor David McAlpine from Macquarie University will give a presentation titled "Nightclubs, Noise and Neurons". This will look into how night club noise can damage auditory nerve fibres in the absence of damage to sensory hair cells. This 'hidden hearing loss' undetected by conventional audiometry tests is suggested to account for undiagnosed difficulties processing speech in background noise, as well as pathologies such a tinnitus. This informative and interesting presentation should not be missed.
    Vaughan Macefield
    Monday, 7 May 2018 - 11.00am
    Professor Kate Stevens will give a talk about the project: Evaluating Liquid Galaxy-based Reminiscence Therapy for people with dementia.​
    See you there!
    Kate Stevens
    Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 1.00pm until 2.00pm
    PhD students from the MARCS Multisensory Communication program will present at this special event coordinated by The City of Sydney. This is the second in a 3 part series of practical talks for older people and will focus on how accents challenge our hearing. The event will be held at Customs House Library in Sydney. This is a free event and registrations are strongly recommended.
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    Monday, 30 April 2018 - 11.00am
    Caroline Allen from The Academy at Western will give a presentation on the Internship Unit which we are sure will be of great interest to MARCS students and staff. Some of our students will also share their experiences at conferences they have attended.
    See you there!
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    Monday, 23 April 2018 - 11.00am
    This MMM is for students only.Simone Simonetti will give a presentation on emotion analysis .
    We hope all MARCS students will attend this interesting talk!
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    Monday, 16 April 2018 - 11.00am
    Jessica Tan and members from the MECSH program will talk about infants in an AV task, and provide an overview of their collaborative project called EnMECSHed.
    See you there!
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    Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 1.00pm until 2.30pm
    Dr Neil Todd from the Department of Psychology, University of Exeter, United Kingdom will give the second of two presentations on non-invasive human cerebellar electrophysiology. This presentation is titled "Recent developments in non-invasive human cerebellar electrophysiology 2:Cerebellar evoked potentials (CEPs)".
    We look forward to seeing you at this informative presentation.
    Neil Todd
    Monday, 9 April 2018 - 1.00pm until 2.30pm
    Dr Brent Edwards from the National Acoustic Laboratories will give a presentation titled "The Impact of Hearing Loss and Hearing Aid Technology on Cognitive Function". The increased listening effort required of those with hearing loss can result in poor memory, comprehension and processing speed. If a diminished representation of sound increases cognitive load, a natural correlate is that the enhancement of the representation of sound through hearing aid technology may reduce cognitive load, with resulting improvement in concomitant cognitive function.
    We look forward to seeing you at this interesting and informative presentation.
    April Ching
    Monday, 9 April 2018 - 11.00am
    At this MMM, you will hear two separate presentations with the first being given by Dr Gaetano Gargiulo (Fetal Movements), followed by Simone Simonetti and Tina Whyte (Emotion recognition in older adulthood).
    We look forward to seeing you there!
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    Wednesday, 4 April 2018 - 1.00pm until 2.00pm
    Professor Chris Davis from MARCS Multisensory Communication program will present at this special event coordinated by The City of Sydney. This is the first in a 3 part series of practical talks for older people and will be held at Customs House Library in Sydney. This is a free event and registrations are strongly recommended.
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    Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1.00pm until 2.30pm
    Dr Neil Todd from the Department of Psychology, University of Exeter, United Kingdom will give the first of two presentations on non-invasive human cerebellar electrophysiology. This first part in the two part series is titled "Recent developments in non-invasive human cerebellar electrophysiology I: The cerebellogram (ECeG)".
    We look forward to seeing you at this informative presentation.
    Neil Todd
    Monday, 26 March 2018 - 11.00am
    Professor Cathi Best from MARCS Speech and Language program will give a presentation titled "The Origins of the Australian Accent".
    You won't want to miss this interesting presentation about why Aussies talk the way they do!
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    Monday, 19 March 2018 - 11.00am
    This MMM has been arranged for students only, so please make sure you attend.
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    Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11.00am
    Dr Chris Stanton from MARCS Human-Machine Interaction (HMI) program will talk about his unpublished research from 2017.
    Presentation Title "Trust Calibration in Human-Autonomy Teaming".
    We look forward to seeing all from MARCS at this meeting.
    Chris Stanton
    Monday, 5 March 2018 - 1.00pm
    Associate Professor Muireann Irish is a cognitive neuroscientist from the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney. The title of her presentation is "Memories are made of this" - new insights from the dementias. Her research explores the uniquely human capacity to remember the past and to imagine the future.
    Not to be missed
    Lunch is available prior to this presentation from 12pm following MMM.
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