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CSA NSW NOVEMBER 2018 EVENT: Newton's red Hering? - An unauthorised history of colour vision science, with Professor Paul Martin (University of Sydney), plus AGM and end-of-year dinner, Wednesday November 28th, 6.30 pm, Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman.

 

I’m very pleased to announce that our speaker for our final event for 2018 will be world-renowned neurobiologist Professor Paul Martin, whose research addresses the fundamental question of how the eye and brain work together to enable colour perception. Paul’s topic is Newton's red Hering? - An unauthorised history of colour vision science. Following his presentation Paul has offered to answer questions from the audience relating to his area of expertise, so if you have a question about colour vision and want an exceedingly well-informed answer, here’s your chance!

Paul R. Martin is Professor of Experimental Ophthalmology at the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney. His abiding research interests are signal processing in nervous systems and the neurobiology of colour vision in mammals. He has published over 100 scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters on these topics. The research has shown how distinct nerve pathways in humans and other primates analyze colour in terms of its "red-green" and "blue-yellow" components, clarifying how physical light influences human perception.  By combining expertise in the diverse disciplines of anatomy, physiology and human visual performance, his laboratory addresses the fundamental question of how the eye and brain work together to enable colour perception.

 

WHEN AND WHERE:

Wednesday November 28, 6.30 pm for AGM (about 15 minutes) followed immediately by presentation and then (optionally) dinner at the nearby Thai Nine restaurant at approximately 8 pm. Soft drinks available at gallery from 6.15 pm. Melody Room, Mosman Art Gallery, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman. Inquires: David Briggs at djcbriggs@gmail.com or 0416 737 559.

 

PARKING AND TRANSPORT:

Getting to Mosman Art Gallery is easy by public transport with either a bus to Spit Junction or a ferry to Mosman Wharf. The Gallery is a 5-minute walk from Spit Junction. Street parking and parking stations are available on Vista St and in Bridgepoint Shopping Centre.

 

COST:

AGM + Presentation only: $20 non-members/ $15 members/ $10 students, includes soft drinks on arrival.

AGM + Presentation + dinner: $55 non-members/ $45 members/students. Includes banquet menu (or entrée + one main for those with special dietary requirements) + wine.

 

RSVP for dinner package essential (seriously) by Saturday November 24.

 

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