Through the looking glass: How the filters in our brain shape our world

Resilient people are able to thrive despite life’s adversities. What makes some people more resilient than others? Where does resilience come from? Can resilience be learned? Don’t resile from coming along to find out!


Dr Lies Notebaert is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychological Science, and is Co-Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Research on Emotion. Her research aims to disentangle the complex interactions between cognition, emotion, and behavior, particularly in individuals exposed to adversity. Lies takes a cognitive science approach to study why some individuals are more resilient to adversity than others. She has a particular interest in the role of cognitive flexibility in individuals’ capacity to show adaption to change.

5:30pm @The Grand Bar and Bistro (Mezzanine level), 150B St Georges Terrace, Perth

Also speaking at this location at 7:00pm is Dr Julie Ji