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Conference on Children and the Media: Media, Minds and Neuroscience

By Yvette Vignando - 20th August 2013

 This one-day conference focuses on the impact of children's media environment on their neural development and is relevant to children’s professionals, academics and any who work with or care for children.

Media, minds and neuroscience: The developing brain in a media-rich environment.

Friday 4 October 2013
9am to 4pm
Parliament of New South Wales Theatrette

Parliament House
6 Macquarie St, Sydney

 Keynote speaker: Baroness Susan Greenfield: 'New media and young brains'

The event is sponsored by the Hon. Greg Donnelly MLC from the Parliament of New South Wales, and is a joint venture between the Children and Families Research Centre at Macquarie and the Australian Council for Children and the Media. It features prominent researchers and clinicians, including:

  • Assoc Professor Mike Nagel on neural development through childhood and adolescence.
  • Dr Wayne Warburton on brain imaging studies of media impacts.
  • Dr Philip Tam on media-based addictions.
  • Dr Kate Highfield on harnessing technology in learning.
  • Professor Graham Vimpani AM on ways that parents and health professionals can respond to recent findings in media neuroscience.
  • Professor Elizabeth Handsley – Chair.
  • Lynne Malcolm (ABC Radio National All in the Mind) – Guest Facilitator.

Cost: $165

Attendance certificates available

Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/DFRM

More information: http://childrenandmedia.org.au/events/accm-conference

Contact: Barbara Biggins, info@youngmedia.org.au

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