Psyched! An interactive science evening in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London, Department of Psychological Sciences: the development of language

Course Dates: 28/11/19
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Psyched! - an insider’s look at how the brain works and how evolution affects the way you think, feel and behave.

Why did human language take millions of years to emerge, yet babies are born ‘language ready’? Listen to our panel of science experts to learn about how primitive body language still sets the stage for language development. Delivered in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London, Department of Psychological Sciences.


What is the course about?

Psyched! is an exciting new collaboration between City Lit and Birkbeck, University of London, Department of Psychological Sciences to explore human behaviour. On this series of lively interactive science evenings, find out how our ancient brains cope in the modern world.
November’s topic is language development.
Each Psyched! evening will be delivered by a trio of experts:
Dr Gillian Forrester, reader in the Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London. Special interests: behavioural neuroscience, evolutionary and developmental psychology
Professor Catherine Loveday, Department of Psychology, University of Westiminster. Special interests: human memory, brain Injury, memory impairment, music
Dr Simon Green: Department of Psychological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London. Special interests: neuroscience, neuroscience of emotion, evolutionary psychology.

What will we cover?

Join in the discussion and participate in fun activities that demonstrate your own intuitive understanding of symbols.
Get knowledge and strategies for building better social bonds during conversation.
Come and have some fun talking gibberish at Psyched!

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

All are very welcome and no prior knowledge is required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

In a cabaret-style venue, three sparky psychologists will offer cutting-edge research and get you psyched about why humans make gaga sounds,lust after random strangers and what is the influence of nature and nurture on sex. Each evening offers discussion, experimentation (if you want) and practical advice.
This collaboration is part of the Me, Human project:
Your ticket price includes a complimentary drink.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

HS208 Psyched! The evolutionary origin of lust and its place in the modern world - 13 February 2020
HS209 Psyched! Sex differences - 26 March 2020.


Book your place

Course Code: HS207

Thu, eve, 28 Nov - 28 Nov '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £9.00
Senior fee: £9.00
Concession: £9.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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