Congratulations to Will Harrison who was voted the overall winner of the SBS Faculty round of the Three-Minute Thesis Competion and to Stacey Parker who was runner up.
Details of Will's project are below:
Title: Look here and pay attention
Summary: Have you ever failed to find something even though it was right in front of you? To “see” something we are looking for we need to do more than just “look” for it - not only do we need to move our eyes around, but we also need to move our attention to notice the things that are important to us. My aim is to understand how our brains coordinate eye movements with shifts of attention to accomplish simple tasks like playing sports or crossing a road. My findings tell us why we sometimes fail to see something right in front of us and may help us to understand medical conditions in which vision and attention are compromised following a stroke.
Will goes on to represent the Faculty at the UQ final on 20 September.
[Photo courtesy of James Retell.]