Thursday 10 March 2011
Mysteries of the human brain were revealed last night by renowned scientist, Professor Terrence J. Sejnowski who delivered the 2011 Graeme Clark Oration at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).
Professor Sejnowski is one of the world’s leading brain experts and a pioneer in the field of computational neuroscience.
His oration, The Computational Brain, enthralled the 2000 person audience with its exploration of the complexities of the human brain and what the future has in store for it, from artificial brains to social robots.
The Graeme Clark Oration is an annual public event that was established in 2008 to honour the work of Professor Graeme Clark AC who developed the world’s first bionic ear in Melbourne.
The oration is the showcase event of the ICT for Life Sciences Forum, a network connecting researchers in Melbourne interested in the convergence between biology, computing and engineering.
Convener of the ICT for Life Sciences Forum, Luan Ismahil said “This is a major public science event and makes a significant contribution to the intellectual life of Melbourne.”
“Its ability to attract an audience of all ages to hear international figures in science is a great tribute to Professor Graeme Clark AC, one of Australia’s leading scientists. We are delighted to hold such a major event at the MCEC, and we look forward to continuing the association with many orations to come.”
The MCEC’s Club Melbourne Ambassador Program was a proud sponsor of the 2011 Graeme Clark Oration.