Florey Events

Posted on 12/05/2016

Your frontal lobe – learning to make choices


Following on from the success of the initial series last year, the Florey and Melbourne City U3A are again joining forces to bring the latest news on neuroscience to you.

This year’s series sees the return of some of the most popular speakers beginning with Florey Director and international leader in stroke researcher, Prof Geoffrey Donnan AO. New to the series will be some of the Florey’s brightest younger researchers.

All lectures except October 4 will be held at the Florey, 30 Royal Parade at 11 am.  Lectures will run for 45 minutes followed by a Q & A of 30 minutes.


Professor Mal Horne, a clinical neurologist specialising in movement disorders, has been leading the Florey’s Parkinson’s disease research laboratory since 2003. He has now closed his laboratory but will maintain his links with the Florey and continue his clinical work at St Vincent’s Hospital. Prof Horne is a brilliant science communicator whose lectures and public talks on Parkinson’s disease always draw a large audience. In this his final talk in the U3A series, he will take us on a different journey – looking at the frontal lobes, the part of the brain that controls important cognitive skills in humans, such as emotional expression, problem solving, memory, language, judgment, and sexual behaviour.  In this lecture he will talk about how the frontal lobe balances impulsivity and thoughtful decisions.

Getting here

By Car:

Car parking, including disability parking, is available under the building with easy access to the auditorium/offices. ($12 for first 4 hours, $25 for more than 4 hours, $8 after 5pm).  We recommend you bring some gold coins to pay for your parking ticket. It is a pay and display system.

Street parking (also paid) is available but can be limited in this area.

By Public transport:

Tram 19, Stop 11 heading away from the city to the Kenneth Myer Building (opposite Royal Melbourne Hospital). Look for the Dr Dax cafe sign and you’ll know you’re there.

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