Hippocampal Astrolabe: Navigating Places in the Mind

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Emily Brain
David Bilkey

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Emily Brain, Dunedin School of Art, Dunedin

Emily Brain is an Australian-born Jewellery and Metalsmithing student, currently in her third and final year at the Dunedin School of Art. Her work explores relationships between people and everyday objects, using a variety of traditional silversmithing and textile materials and processes.

David Bilkey, University of Otago, Department of Psychology

David Bilkey is Professor of Psychology at the University of Otago. His general research area is systems neuroscience, with a particular focus on the role of the temporal cortex regions of the brain in memory and learning processes. This work uses a combination of electrophysiological and behavioral procedures to determine how these temporal area structures normally operate, how they interact with regions such as the prefrontal cortex, and how they malfunction in diseases such as schizophrenia.