The joining of the meetings of these thriving societies this year aims to facilitate collaborations across disciplines and approaches, and to create opportunities to exchange new knowledge on sensory, cognitive and motor processes and their neural bases in both health and disease. Research on the mind and brain is now arguably the largest scientific endeavor worldwide; given this, and the region’s strength in these broad research areas, it is a considerable value-add to have these great societies meet, which have so much in common and can contribute so much together.
Brisbane is Australia’s third-largest city and one of its fastest growing. It sits on the traditional lands of the Turrbal and Jagera peoples. Brisbane is a unique blend of a thriving inner city, urban villages, bush and parklands, exciting wining and dining districts and remarkable cultural precincts. It allows easy access to some of Australia’s best beaches and rain forests, and the unparalleled Great Barrier Reef.
The conference will take place at The University of Queensland (UQ), one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strives for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, the University has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. The St Lucia Campus is situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, and is vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre.