17. What will the format of your event be?:
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
Event will be a set of 3 or 4 talks followed by a panel discussion with lots of scope for audience questions.
Venue and location to be allocated by the Festival team
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
More and more evidence shows that the brain is not hardwired; it changes with everything we learn. In this series of talks, leading neuroscientists will present novel data on how learning changes both brain and behaviour. For example, learning music changes how your mind arranges things in space, while learning to tie knots changes your concepts of knot-like objects. Differences in how people learn from each other are important in conditions such as autism and schizophrenia. Together, these new results have important implications for how society uses cultural activities in teaching and learning, at school and beyond.
22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
- new data on differences in social learning in autism (autistic children are MORE rational than typical children)
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
All speakers will include new data, but we don't know now (6 months ahead) what this will be so can't precisely define the potential press interest.
I am the event manager:
I am the event manager
2. Event Manager First Name:
9. Event Manager Email address:
10. Which of the following areas of science does your event best fit into?:
3. Event Manager Surname:
11. Do you have a preferred day for your event to take place on?:
Monday 9 September 2013
Tuesday 10 September 2013