Block 5, Week 8 — Research Discussion — Sarah R and Bianca

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For this week’s group tutorial, Sarah R and Bianca are doing their research presentation.


The title of her research paper was: Through vast analyses on how the brain sees and observes the world, this paper has the aim to understand the importance of different kinds of minds and ways of thinking, examining how thinking visually can help society be better comprehended.

Key words: - Logical thinking - Visual thinking - Drawing/images - Ways of expressing - Brain analyses

Her Research Paper

Discuss: Do you agree that an image can improve our comprehension of things? Or you believe it can make it even more complicated because each one sees different things?

My thought was:

Different people can interpret things in a different way… different perspective

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Sarah R

To start, an overview of her work is presented on her blog as the article Research Discussion and then research discussion where she focuses on memory.

Research paper

A series of topics:

  • How Does Episodic Memory Change Over Time? Boundary Extension
  • False Memories
  • Without memory, can one imagine? Scene Construction Theory

Great quote from Katerina:

imagination uses memory as a palette

Taking all the above into consideration, Sarah then poses this question: How might we use these theories within our own work- every one uses their imagination to generate ideas and starting points. Can we see ourselves in these points? Can we use them consciously?

As Jonathan noted:

[Sarah] your making has driven the process and the memory research is a supporting element, it is a good balance


I was familiar with Bianca’s work, and its interesting to see where its going. I really liked the Lego-based work. I was a bit surprised that she hasn’t moved into more digital formats (such as Arduino or Raspberry PI systems) as I thought that is where she was heading.

I was less familiar with Sarah R’s work because she took a year out and only joined the cohort at the start of this academic year. So it was harder to get into what her work was about.

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