Explore the workings of the mind by entering a world of emotions, thoughts, memories and dreams.
Step into the shoes of those that see the world from different mind perspectives.
Discover the ways in which drugs and disorders affect our minds and question your attitudes to normality.
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In the interim we believe the best place to try would be the Melbourne University Psychology Department for their research. Some of the resources from Macquarie University might also be helpful.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK has put together a pretty good timeline of the history of psychiatry, although it shouldn't be regarded as comprehensive (it misses out on some important developments in psychiatry, such as psychosurgery for example).
The text you're after appears in the section entitled 'Feeling - emotions and motivations':
"Emotion is a state of arousal involving bodily changes and subjective feelings. The range of human emotion informs the ways in which we perceive the world and make choices. It is almost impossible to make ethical decisions or plan for the future without emotions."
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The Mind: Enter the Labyrinth exhibition is a permanent ongoing exhibition.
You can visit the exhibition with a general entry ticket, which also provides you access to all Melbourne Museum permanent displays. General entry is $10.00 for an adult and free for children and concessions.
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Hi Nadine, this particular exhibition doesn't have a dedicated website, but you should find some useful information for your project in the the exhibition's Education Resources such as the Education Kits and Teacher's Notes. There is also an interactive Q&A with the exhibition's Curator which is at the top of this page on the right.
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Hi Eva,There are 4 paintings by Carla Krijt – all ‘Untitled’. You may be able to get further information from the Cunningham Dax centre, http://www.daxcentre.org/home, which holds more examples of her art.
Perhaps you're thinking of John Eccles, Andrew Huxley & Alan Hodgkin - they shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work on the synapse and neurotransmitters.
Eccles and philosopher Karl Popper published a well-known text in 1977 titled The Self and Its Brain.
Hi Sue, you're thinking of the Ames Room. There's an excellent explanation of the Ames Room illustion in this YouTube video featuring Dr. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran.
This test is for synaesthesia, where the senses become mixed. People with a certain kind of synaesthesia are particularly good at this test since they can pick out the different numbers according to their colour. You can find out more about this test from At-Bristol's 'Your Amazing Brain' website: http://www.youramazingbrain.org.uk/brainchanges/synesthesia.htm
Hi Jan, unfortunately we don't have any live butterflies at present in Bugs Alive! You may already know but the Melbourne Zoo has a butterfly house.
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