Australia's Chief Scientist

World Science Festival

World Science Festival - 21 March

Dr Finkel will lead a panel for the World Science Festival titled ‘Freud’s divide: Bridging the Brain-Mind Gap’.

Details on the session are below. For more information, go to the World Science Festival website.

Explore the nexus of neuroscience and psychiatry

In the early 20th century, the Freud-inspired distinction between brain and mind generated two approaches to understanding the human brain: neuroscience and psychiatry. Recently, advances in medical research and scientific technologies have identified common features across neurological disorders that challenge Freud’s divide.

Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel leads a distinguished panel of neuroscientists, psychiatrists and biologists in unpacking the latest scientific approaches to understanding and treating brain disorders. They will also examine whether the science in this area is living up to its promise when it comes to improving human health.

Freud’s divide: Bridging the Brain-Mind Gap is presented in conjunction with The University of Queensland.

Event details

Where: Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Grey St & Melbourne St, South Brisbane

When: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Wednesday 21 March 2018

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