Zap My Brain Brisbane

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Zap My Brain Brisbane

10th November 2015


Free (but please register for a ticket)

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Can stimulating my brain make me smarter? A faster thinker? Better at maths…or computer games? Would it improve my memory? Can it cure my depression? Is it safe?

Find out at Zap My Brain

  • See a demonstration of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and hear about the physical experience
  • Learn how scientists are using TMS and transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to study the brain
  • Hear from DIYers and amateur scientists experimenting with tDCS in the comfort of their own homes
  • Discuss the ethics of electrodoping
  • Learn about neuroplasticity, brain training and how brain stimulation works …or doesn’t

With leading neuroscientists, psychologists and DIY representatives, including:

  • Dr Hannah Filmer, University of Queensland
  • Dr Cynthia Forlini, Centre for Clinical Research, University of Queensland
  • Dr Mark Kamke, Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation lab, University of Queensland
  • Professor Jason Mattingley, ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function and University of Queensland
  • Dr Martin Sale, University of Queensland
  • Mr Peter Simpson-Young, a home user and neuro-enthusiast
  • Ms Wendy Zukerman, science reporter, creator of the popular podcast Science Vs, and our MC for the evening

Start sending in your questions via Twitter #braindialogue or email We will also take questions live on the night.

When: Tuesday, 10th November 6 – 7:30pm (refreshments from 5:30pm)

Venue: Auditorium (Level 7, QBI Building, #79), University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane QLD 4072

Cost: Free (but please register for a ticket as seats are limited)

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