I would like to give a 1h talk/demonstration of hearing and language (Mon late afternoon/ early evening), and in addition run an interactive drop-in experiment (Tue am/pm, possibly all day).)
17. What will the format of your event be?:
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
The talk/demonstration will be about 1h. In addition, I would be happy to have a small space for a drop-in actiivity in the form of short experiment on rhythm perception and language (reading) skill.
Venue and location to be allocated by the Festival team
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13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
The ability to process rhythm is not only linked to music (listening and playing) but also to the language skills, including the abilities to read and write. What is sound (“waves” in time!); time and rhythm perception; feeling the beat; underlying processes in the hearing system, the timing and the language networks in the human brain; learning a language by the sound of it; development of language skills: early to late; disorders of rhythm and language; individual differences.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
We are currently running a large school project on listening and language skills at St. Thomas More Catholic School in Blaydon, and possibly other schools in near future.
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:
Hearing is fascinating –once one realizes what sound is. “Feeling the beat” is a catchy subject. Language development is of everybody’s interest. Language disorders are a hot topic, and possible training strategies of great interest.
I am the event manager:
I am the event manager
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Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University
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11. Do you have a preferred day for your event to take place on?:
Monday 9 September 2013
Tuesday 10 September 2013