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Swinburne University of Technology

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Swinburne University is committed to high quality research and research training that is relevant to national goals, and is of social, commercial and cultural value to the community.

Swinburne has a strong reputation in Australia and overseas as a provider of career orientated education and as a university with a commitment to research. The University maintains a strong technology base and important links with industry, complemented by a number of innovative specialist research centres which attract a great deal of international interest.

The School of Biophysical Sciences and Electrical Engineering supports major research centres and groups, drawing on the strengths in biophysics, psychophysiology and instrumentation within the School. Among these, the Biomedical Instrumentation and Sensory Neuroscience groups provide a focus for basic and applied research and consulting activities related to medical and physiological instrumentation and sensory responses.

The Biomedical Instrumentation group collaborate with other research centres within Swinburne and with research institutes and hospitals in Melbourne and elsewhere, and has forged significant links with industry via collaborative research in such areas as applied neuroscience, clinical monitoring and electromagnetic interactions with tissue.

The Sensory Neuroscience Laboratory investigates the electrophysiological and psychophysiological analysis of sensory function. Currently, olfaction, taste and vision are the key areas of research for which innovative approaches in the design of stimuli, stimulus delivery and methodology are providing solutions to applied and basic science questions.

 

Graduate School of Integrative Medicine
http://www.swin.edu.au/gsim/gsmed_research.html
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Listening therapy (music), nutritional status, environmental factors and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Chief Researcher: Brunet P (MAppSc)
Supervisor: Vitetta Dr L
Duration: -2002
Descriptor: NEUROSCIENCES
Research Fields Classification: 320302 Medical Biochemistry: Carbohydrates
320799 Neurosciences nec

 

School of Biophysical Sciences and Electrical Engineering
Centre for Biomedical Instrumentation
http://www.swin.edu.au/bioscieleceng/Research.htm
[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Study of the effects of 900 MHz microwave fields on physiological processes in living cells
Chief Researcher: Cranfield C
Supervisor: Wood Dr A
Sponsor: Telstra Research Laboratories
Duration: 1997 - 2001
Descriptors: CELL--CYTOPLASM;--MEMBRANE; PATHOGENESIS
Research Fields Classification: 291599 Biomedical Engineering
320202 Cellular Immunology


Correlation of psychological and language-independent elecrophysiological measures of preferences for dairy flavours
Chief Researcher: Patterson Dr J
Sponsor: Dairy Research Development Corporation
Duration: 2000 - 2002
Descriptors: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY; OLFACTION--PREFERENCE
Research Field Classification: 320705 Sensory Systems


Objective sensory evaluation using advanced neurophysiological techniques for flavour and taint evaluation in the wine industry
Chief Researcher: Owen Dr C
Sponsor: Grape and Wine Development Corporation
Duration: 2000 - 2002
Descriptors: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY; OLFACTION--PREFERENCE
Research Field Classification: 320705 Sensory Systems


Oculomotor characteristics of horizontal and vertical saccades during visual search tasks
Chief Researcher: Chapman R (MAppSc)
Supervisor: Patterson Dr J
Duration: 2000 - 2002
Descriptors: NEUROPHYSIOLOGY; VISION--EYE MOVEMENTS
Research Field Classification: 320705 Sensory Systems


Covert orienting of visual attention in 3-dimensional space
Chief Researcher: Tucker Dr A
Supervisor: Patterson Dr J
Duration: 1999 - 2002
Descriptors: NEUROSCIENCE; VISION--PERCEPTION
Research Field Classification: 320705 Sensory Systems


An objective investigation of neural electrical activity evoked by taste stimuli in humans
Chief Researcher: Dubaj Dr M
Supervisor: Patterson Dr J
Duration: 1999 - 2001
Descriptors: ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY; NEUROSCIENCE; TASTE
Research Field Classification: 320705 Sensory Systems

 


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