New Professors Talk - Simon Dennis
The New Professors Talk lecture series introduces you to the new people in our community and shares the knowledge and expertise of these leading commentators and thinkers.
On Wednesday 28 August, Professor Simon Dennis will be speaking on The quantified self: harnessing smartphone technology to understand and augment human memory.
Professor Dennis says his goal is to eliminate forgetting.
“People forget stuff,” he says. “Nonetheless, when we visit the doctor, enter court or manage people we rely heavily on our fragile memory systems.
“The long term objective of my work is to eliminate forgetting and to do that we need to better understand why we forget.
“I want to create technologies that can remember and retrieve information for us. In my talk I’ll outline my research project that is using smartphones to understand the psychological and neuroscientific underpinnings of memory and to record and index the events of our lives without our intervention.”
Professor Dennis was recently appointed Head of the School of Psychology. He holds qualifications in computer science, mathematics and psychology from the University of Queensland and his research expertise is in human memory and language processing.
Join us to welcome Professor Simon Dennis to our community through the New Professors Talk series.
This is a free public lecture. Refreshments will be served after the lecture.
WHEN: 6.15 for a 6.30pm start Wednesday, 28 August
WHERE: Newcastle Museum
RSVP: Monday 26 August
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