July Event: What can cognitive psychology tell us about why we lay awake worrying at night instead of sleeping?

Canberra Skeptics proudly presents:

What can cognitive psychology tell us about why we lay awake worrying at night instead of sleeping?

Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Time: 6:00 to 7:30pm

Speaker: Bronwyn Milkins

Venue: Room 2, Belconnen Community Service, 26 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2615

Cost: Free

Bronwyn Milkins is a PhD candidate in cognitive psychology at the University of Western Australia. Bronwyn’s PhD research begins with a situation that many people are familiar with – worrying in bed at night instead of sleeping. The studies she has conducted throughout her PhD have tried to work out whether anomalies in the way our brain processes information drives the worry keeping us up at night. In her talk, Bronwyn will take you through the findings of her research and bust some myths and misunderstandings about insomnia while she’s at it.

Bronwyn enjoys communicating psychological science and has won several science communication awards in recognition of her skills, including the UWA ‘3 Minute Thesis’ competition, so please feel welcome to bring your questions and skepticisms of psychology and Bronwyn will try her best to address them.

Dinner will follow the lecture (venue TBC). To RSVP for the dinner, please email canberraskeptics@gmail.com.

Canberra Skeptics Inc. is a non-profit association incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory for the purpose of promoting critical thinking.

For further information about Canberra Skeptics, please visit our website: http://www.canberraskeptics.org

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CanberraSkeptics/

Twitter: @cbrskeptics

Event announcements:

Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/SocialSkepticsCanberra/

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/canberra-skeptics-18628458762

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