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Amanda Davies


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My undergraduate degree was in Behavioural Neuroscience, with an Honours in Physiology. My PhD focused on determining how speed is processed within the visual areas of the marmoset monkey. For the past three years I have been education focused, helping Sharon Flecknoe and Kate Carroll to design, produce and teach a new subject teaching anatomy and physiology to the health sciences.

Research interests

  • Active learning
  • Use of chunking to aid in student recall of complex learning
  • Scaffolding class to increase retention of new anatomical terms

Monash teaching commitment




Research Output 2012 2016

Natural motion trajectory enhances the coding of speed in primate extrastriate cortex

Davies, A. J., Chaplin, T. A., Rosa, M. G. P. & Yu, H-H., 27 Jan 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 14 p., 19739.

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Open Access

A specialized area in limbic cortex for fast analysis of peripheral vision

Yu, H-H., Chaplin, T. A., Davies, A. J., Verma, R. & Rosa, M. GP., 2012, In : Current Biology. 22, 14, p. 1351 - 1357 7 p.

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G.D Thorburn Prize

Amanda Davies (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)