Neuroscience hype

Neuro-hype - it’s a trend that mental health issues are being reduced to afflictions of the brain. A trend that may lead people to believe that the brain in isolation if responsible for our mental health. A panel of experts is concerned that this increases stigma and sets wrong expectations for what is ‘normal’.

Neurohype - it’s a trend that mental health issues are being reduced to afflictions of the brain. A trend that may lead people to believe that the brain in isolation if responsible for our mental health. A panel of experts is concerned that this increases stigma and sets wrong expectations for what is ‘normal’.

Neuro-hype: do all the answers to mental health lie within the brain? Presented by the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute, University of Melbourne. 26 October 2017

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Guests

Lisa Brophy – Associate Professor, Centre for Mental Health and Principal Research Fellow Mind Australia, University of Melbourne

Cath Roper – consumer academic, Centre for Psychiatric Nursing, University of Melbourne

Nick Haslam - Professor of Psychology, University of Melbourne

Katharine Annear – Chair of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network Australia, Co-convener of Women with Disabilities South Australia

Chair: Peter Mares - writer and researcher