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Nerd Nite: Exposing Sperm, Polymorphism, and Virtual Reality
Tue. 18 October 2016, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT
NERDS ASSEMBLE!!! If you are a fan of TED talks, Wiki binges, and drinking, come along to Nerd Nite Sydney! We’re stoked to be drinking at thinking at the fantastic Friend In Hand Pub in Glebe now on the third Tuesday of each month.
WHEN: Tuesday 18th October. Doors open from 6:30pm. The fun starts at 7pm.
WHERE: Friend In Hand Pub 58 Cowper Street, Glebe. They do a great $15 parmy special. Seating will be in rows so it’s probably easiest to get some grub downstairs before the show starts.
TICKETS: General entry is $12, buy tickets online, limited tiks on the door.
when good sperm go bad | laura (lori) hurley | reproductive ecophysiology
When she’s not testing anti-depressants on rats this self-professed research junkie turns her focus to sperm. Turns out functional sperm is a good thing, especially when you need multiple sperm to ensure normal development like birds do, but many things can make good sperm go bad...
fear and loading: real and virtual exposure therapy | pieter rossouw & peter baldwin | clinical neuropsychotherapy/ clinical psychology
Pieter and Peter want you to know that exposure therapists are not sadistic pricks (the jury’s still out on that one). Founder and CEO of Totem Labs (a specialist company that builds Virtual Reality solutions) Pieter teams with clin psych Peter. Together they’ll take you into the VR world of spider phobias.
colour polymorphism | peri bolton | brain, behaviour and evolution
Peri’s an ourdoorsy birdwatching nature-photographing nerd who’ll be our guide into the world of wild Gouldian Finches and the genetic incompatibility between head-colour morphs.
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