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Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon presents her research
Dr Bernadette Fitzgibbon was recently invited as a junior fellow to participate in the '2014 New Horizons in Human Brain Imaging' meeting in Hawaii. This event took place in March and focused around the future of neuroimaging research and the developmental brain. At this event, Bernadette presented recent research at MAPrc led by A/Prof Peter Enticott on the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a biomedical tool for the relief of symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
In April, Bernadette then traveled to Boston, USA, to present her work at the '2014 Cognitive Neuroscience Society' annual meeting on the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation on the perception of social exclusion. While she was in Boston, she also visited two laboratories at Harvard Medical School; 'the Berenson-Allen Centre for Non-invasive Brain Simulation', a renowned laboratory for the application of brain stimulation methods for the treatment of psychiatric and neurological illness, and the 'Developmental Medicine Center' whose premier research focuses on brain and cognitive development, particularly in the context of neurodevelopmental disorders or psychosocial adversity.
Upon her return from the USA, Bernadette presented a workshop on 'Empathy and Pain: From Neuroscience to the Clinic' at the '2014 Australian Pain Society' Meeting held in Tasmania.
Bernadette will next be presenting her research as one of ten speakers to give a public lecture for the 2014 Australian Academy of Sciences series 'Science Stars of Tomorrow' in October. For more information see here.