The Library will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on the Queen's Birthday public holiday, Monday 14 June, 2021. More details here
Join us on the first Thursday of every month during winter for The Science of Us program, run in partnership with Inspiring Australia. Hear from scientists, researchers, authors and academics on topics that help us to understand troubling human behaviour through the prism of science.
Worried about how much time you and your family are spending on screens and the impact this is having on your ability to concentrate and communicate with each other? Discover the latest thinking on what too much screen time does to our brains and learn scientifically proven techniques for resisting the pull of our digital devices. Cognitive neuroscientist Dr Mark Williams will explain why interacting with our devices is so compelling, what happens to our brains when we do, and outline a pragmatic approach to setting limits that will be effective in helping us understand and change our behaviour.
About Dr Mark Williams
Dr Mark Williams is an internationally recognised Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience. He has extensive experience in research and teaching and has authored 80+ publications. Mark has worked at top universities in Australia and overseas including MIT in the USA. Mark has studied how we learn and develop, using cutting edge computational brain imaging analysis and the adoption of new technologies like virtual reality and transcranial magnetic stimulation.