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Barbara Dicker Oration | The phenomenon of hallucinations
Seeing things? Hearing voices? It’s actually more common than you might think, particularly for people over the age of 60. Lack of sleep, migraines, life events, vision or hearing loss and neurodegenerative disorders can all play a role in the experience of hallucinations. But what happens in our brains when we hallucinate? And what does this mean for new treatments and interventions?

Join us for Swinburne’s annual Barbara Dicker Oration, bringing our attention to the underlying mechanisms that cause hallucinations and profiling the inspiring work of Professor Iris Sommer (University Medical Centre Groningen) as she delivers The phenomenon of hallucinations.

Professor Iris Sommer is a best-selling author who obtained her PhD cum laude at University Utrecht in 2004 on brain imaging in schizophrenia. As Professor of Cognitive Aspects of Neurological and Psychiatric Disorder at the Department of Neuroscience at the University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, her research aims to develop new treatments to support people during their recovery from medical, psychiatric or neurological disorders.

Thursday 13 September
5.15pm – Barbara Dicker Brain Sciences Foundation showcase and refreshments
6.30pm – Barbara Dicker Oration: The phenomenon of hallucinations
7.30pm – Event concludes

ATC 101 Lecture Theatre, Level 1, Advanced Technologies Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, 401 - 451 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn 3122
Thursday, 13 September 2018 at 5:30 PM
Reservation: 1 Free