Why some people love music and others don't
Insight into our uses of music is being achieved via music psychology – a rapidly expanding field which draws on research across numerous domains including cognitive neuroscience, social psychology and affective computing (the science of human-computer interaction where the device can detect and respond to its user’s emotions. Associate Professor Nikki Rickard discusses why some people love music and others don't. Read more.
The harmful effects of cannabis
Professor Murat Yucel says his research group studied the effects of daily cannabis users for more than ten years and have found links with many harmful effects. Read more.
The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to tackle fatigue-related injury
Professor Shantha Rajaratnam leads research into the development of a random roadside saliva tests to identify fatigued drivers as part of the launch the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Alertness, Safety and Productivity at Monash University. CRC is an alliance of technology companies, academics, regulators and employers joining forces to develop cutting-edge new devices and systems that help protect workers and drivers from fatigue. Full article. News clip.
Emeritus Professor John Bradshaw discusses 'The Little Brain' ABC Radio National (621kHz) - 16 March at 7.45am
Emeritus Professor Bradshaw tells us that at the back of our head we have a second or 'little' brain called the cerebellum. Apart from co-ordinating voluntary movements, balance, posture and gain, the cerebellum also plays a major role in cognitive, attentional, decisions, memory and even linguistic processes. ABC Radio National
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VC announces Sub-Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences
The Sub-Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences will integrate the School of Biomedical Sciences (SoBS), the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI), and the School of Psychological Sciences (SoPS). Read more.
Mia Cobb, PhD Student, wins the "I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!" competition
Primary school students with a keen interest in science have voted Mia Cobb winner of the I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! competition. Mia is a current PhD candidate in the School of Psychological Sciences researching the welfare of working dogs. Full article.
School of Psychological Sciences student wins the Monash 3-Minute Thesis Competition
Kanvar Nayer has won the Monash 3-Minute Thesis competition. Kanvar is a 3rd Year PhD student from Art, Design and Architecture, working with the researchers at our Aged Psychiatry unit at Kingston, and supervised by Professor Daniel O'Connor. Working with our researchers and psychologists in creating a unique multimedia device aimed to address symptoms such as depression and agitation commonly experienced among dementia patients, Kanvar progressed through numerous stages of this thesis competition to defeat over 250 of his peers and will now compete in the transnational final in Sydney in October. Further in formation can be found at : http://monash.edu.au/news/show/phd-student-completes-thesis-in-three-minutes-1
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