Mind Change: How Digital Technologies are Leaving Their Mark on our Brains.

This lecture is a special event for Game On 2.0. Neuroscientist, writer and broadcaster Professor Susan Greenfield believes long exposure to computers and computer gaming is harmful to the human brain. Her book, Mind Change was published in August 2014. In Mind Change, Professor Greenfield discusses the all-pervading technologies that now surround us. In her view they are creating a new environment, with vast implications, because our minds are physically adapting: being rewired. Using the very latest research, Mind Change is intended to incite debate as well as yield the way forward.

Cleantech - The Battle at science center NEMO

This spring, all across Netherlands, hundreds of students competed with each other and with ‘The Boss’, a top executive of a leading company in the field of science and technology. Cleantech – The Battle was aimed to help students through debating to be aware of the impact of science and technology in our lives. It also aimed to inform them better about Clean Technology and why this is so important for the future. The eight nominated teams were selected from over 800 participants from secondary schools from throughout the Netherlands.

Dinosaur Invasion: Explore-a-saurus exhibition at Scitech, Perth, Western Australia

This exhibition allows visitors the opportunity to step into the shoes of a palaeontologist and get up-close-and-personal with seven incredible animatronic dinosaurs including Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Muttaburrasaurus and the King of the Cretaceous Period, the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Visitors can uncover the secrets behind fossils and learn how these prehistoric creatures lived.

Rescue: exhibition at Scitech, Perth, Western Australia

Do you have what it takes to be a hero? How would you react in a high-pressure scenario with people’s lives at stake? ‘Rescue’ is a unique, hands-on exhibition that focuses on the science and technology of rescue scenarios and emergency services. ‘Rescue’ puts you in charge as you discover what it’s like to be involved in land, sea and air rescues. Take control of a full-size helicopter simulator to get a bird’s eye view of a rescue scene and use infrared cameras to look for heat signals.

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