the first European festival on creativity

2013 Program

EVENT #26

Silvio Garattini

Brain aging: a 3rd millennium epidemic

 

We are aging. All of us. More and more. The reasons are that thanks to scientific research our life expectancy is increasingly significantly, and that there are more and more elderly people and fewer and fewer young. But how do we age? What happens to our minds? What are the aging-associated diseases? And above all, why are we not preparing for this sea change? Society, the media, perhaps all of us are overlooking the issue of brain aging, which instead will be the true scourge of the 3rd millennium. The only answer lies in scientific research, in a careful preparation of society and its health system, and above all in the necessary prevention. This is the only way that we and our brains can age well.

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Silvio Garattini

is the director of the Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological Research, which he founded in 1963. The institute has produced over 13,000 scientific papers in oncology, chemotherapy and immunology of cancer, pharmacology and neuropsychopharmacology. Garattini has authored hundreds of papers and studies on pharmacology. He has founded the European Organization for Research on Treatment of Cancer. He holds positions of prestige in Europe's leading scientific bodies: he is a member of the board of Italy's Higher Institute of Health, president of the European Society of Biochemical Pharmacology, vice-president of Italy's Higher Health Council, president of the Research and Development Committee of Italy's Drug Administration. He is also a member of the Higher Health Council and of Italy's National Bioethics Committee. His books include: Fa bene o fa male? Salute, ricerca e farmaci: tutto quello che bisogna sapere (Sperling & Kupfer, 2013).

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EVENT #1

Guido Rossi

Ideas and their responsibility in good and evil

EVENT #2

Paolo Giordano

Crossing the shadow line

EVENT #3

Alessandra Lemma

The body as a canvas: depicting/defacing the body

EVENT #4

Piergiorgio Odifreddi

What will change our future. Artificial man

EVENT #6

Ramin Bahrami

Italian Journey. Grand Tour with Bach and Scarlatti

EVENT #7

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: the Terror of the Year 1000

EVENT #8

Cristina Baldacci, Andrea Pinotti

Archives in art: a new contemporary genre?

EVENT #10

Massimo Cirri, Jonathan Coe

Sense of humour: a lifestyle

EVENT #11

Carlo Freccero

Has TV killed creativity and culture?

EVENT #12

Nicla Vassallo

Woman is an invention

EVENT #13

Massimo Montanari

Speaking of food in times of crisis

EVENT #14

Chandra Livia Candiani

Apprentices of the moon in the meditation room

EVENT #15

Emanuele Trevi

On the other side of things: The Initiation Journey

EVENT #17

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Between art, philosophy and science: the adventures of truth

EVENT #18

Stefano Bartezzaghi, Massimo Recalcati

To inherit or to be creative? Art in the time of disoriented generations

EVENT #19

Gabriella Caramore

Imperfect knowledge

EVENT #21

Ilvo Diamanti

The future? It is past

EVENT #23

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: The ius primae noctis

EVENT #24

Luca Barcellona

Calligraphy: creativity in writing

EVENT #26

Silvio Garattini

Brain aging: a 3rd millennium epidemic

EVENT #28

Lella Costa

What we talk about when we talk about irony

EVENT #29

Tim Parks

In conversation with literary creativity

EVENT #31

Laura Boella

Empathy, sympathy and compassion: resources for a threatened world?

EVENT #32

Francesca Alfano Miglietti, Antonio Marras

Nulla dies sine linea-Not a day without a line

EVENT #35

Edoardo Boncinelli

What will change our future. The secret brain

EVENT #36

Virgilio Sieni

Before other people’s eyes

EVENT #37

Alessandro Bergonzoni

Stop the geniuscide!

EVENT #38

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: The flat Earth

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