Scientist's brainy idea forced to go overseas
ALL Ken Ware wants is a little recognition on home soil.
The Emerald researcher has travelled the globe to present his ground-breaking studies into neuroscience to some of the leading professionals in the field. But still his efforts went unnoticed here in Australia.
Ware’s recent seminars in Dublin, Wiring the Brain, and Antalya in Turkey, Advances in Applied Physics and Material Sciences, were so inspiring that many in attendance never thought the revolutionary ideas proposed by Ware were possible.
“They (the professors) couldn’t believe how this research hasn’t been picked up before,” Ware said.
His studies are set to change the entire approach athletes take to training by giving people “control and authority of their physical and emotional futures”.
While Ware’s discoveries are creating a stir among the foreign scientific groups, back home in Australia, he received little support from government agencies or Australian universities to delve further into the uncharted territory.
“Professors over there think this is going to cause a lot of problems for neuroscience – it’s going to turn everything on its head,” Ware said.
“The worst thing would be for the ideas to get picked up and developed overseas and then sold back to Australia.
“I made approaches to learning institutions but didn’t get a response.”
Without the backing at home, Ware has again been forced to look elsewhere.
The local researcher is making final preparations ahead of his next presentation, this time to professionals in the United States at the 21st International Science Conference.
He said while it was a privilege to be invited to attend such events, he was hoping that someday the hard work and dedication would receive the recognition it deserved in Australia.
Ware will deliver his latest paper at the International Science Conference on August 4-7.