Mind Sharpener series (public talks)

“The Mind Sharpener” is a series of lively, thought-provoking talks and debates rooted in academic research but of general interest and open to everyone. Topics range from political theory to poetry, from violence in discourse to the origins of language. The idea is to bring the fruits of research to a wide and diversified audience, and let the audience become an active participant by raising questions, proposing solutions, engaging in the tasks and activities provided by the speaker. Everything will take place in an informal and cosy atmosphere, enjoying a cup of tea or a glass of wine. All the discussions will be held in English.

In collaboration with Ideas Block LT

24/05/18 Difficult poems: reading and meaning otherwise (Davide Castiglione)

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07/06/18 Apes with language or the divine animal? (Moreno Bonda)

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19/06/18 Language acquisition: do toddlers do it better? (Laura Vilkaite)

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06/09/18 From language to violence: no metaphor is innocent? (Justina Urbonaite)

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18/09/18 Rediscovering authority in education (Cristiana Barbierato)

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17/10/18 Mathematical models, mental models, and thinking (Daniel Solomon)

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07/11/2018 Distant neighbours: the Baltic countries in foreigners’ eyes (Andrea Griffante)

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21/11/2018 Intersections between ancient philosophy and modern psychology: why esoteric ideas make sense (Martynas Jočys)

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21/02/2019 The Hero’s Journey in a Converging World (Aistė Ptakauskė)

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