Lecture Overview


Multitasking has been a buzz word for many years. However, what does it mean and can your brain actually focus on two things at the same time? This vibrant session will look at brain function and how it impacts your day-to-day activities.


Jared Cooney Horvath

Jared Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is an expert in the field of educational neuroscience, with a focus on translating neuroscientific principles to enhance teaching and learning practices within the classroom. Jared has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 30 schools around Australia. Jared has published three books, over 30 research articles, and his work has been featured in numerous popular publications, including The Economist, WIRED, The New Yorker, New Scientist, and ABC’s Catalyst. Jared is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne, researcher at St. Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, and currently serves as director of the Science of Learning Group: a team dedicated to bringing the latest in brain and behavioural researcher to teachers, students, and parents alike (www.scienceoflearning.com.au).



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12 Total Rating(s)

Generally engaging but I felt there were gaps in the presentation. Needed to replay sections to understand what the link was. 23 minute mark was gold and will definitely use that. Would really like to hear more on the topic.

Dianne Honeybone
19 Jul 2018

Interesting content. I found the editing took away some of the context and some of the comments about parents by the lecturer were some what disconcerting, I think this was due to the editing.

Tracey Hynes
12 Jul 2018

Interesting lecture!

Ang Tian Cheng Sky
06 Jul 2018

Unsure - made you think

Lola Bray
03 Jul 2018

Not quite what I thought it would be, however still interesting

Linda Bambling
30 Jun 2018


Matthew Williamson
30 Jun 2018

Engaging and interesting educator. Would recommend for sure!

Ingrid Limkilde Sawyer
30 Jun 2018

Informative, engaging and extremely useful information presented

Ruth Spencer
29 Jun 2018

Engaging presentation style on behavioural change and modification.Thought provoking and informative with practical intervention guides. Would enjoy follow up presentation with sceneriors.

Ruth Spencer
29 Jun 2018

A simple way to understand how to maintain or change behaviours and why this works. This could be followed up by examples of using this in practical work situations and evaluations of how effective these strategies worked as touched on at the end of the talk.

Lynette Kmon
27 Jun 2018

This lecture was precise, engaging and I will apply what I learnt from it

Fenella King
26 Jun 2018

Yes. Very interesting.

Bhubinderjit Kaur Uttam Singh
26 Jun 2018

Informative and spoken in a way that you can visualise the learning

Dana Rubel
25 Jun 2018