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2023 Programme

Event #25

Sunday 3 September, 02.45 pm

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Nazareth Castellanos

Discovering our mind through the wonders of our body

Neuroscience is going through a revolution which implies strong clinical, social and personal consequences. The rediscovery of the influence that the body organs have on the brain leads us to an integral vision of psychology. Nazareth Castellanos takes the audience on a journey through the body to discover its amazing impact on neurons. Important elements such as memory, attention, mood or emotions also depend on body posture and facial gestures, the gut microbiota and stomach, as well as the complex heartbeat pattern and the way we breathe. The most innovative and rigorous scientific evidence intertwines with the history of Eastern medicine and with Western literature, philosophy and poetry. Combined together, they contribute to create a new humanistic science.



Nazareth Castellanos

Nazareth Castellanos graduated in Theoretical Physics and has a PhD in Medicine (Neuroscience) from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She has worked, as a lecturer and researcher, in hospitals and universities in Madrid, at the Max Planck Institute in Frankfurt (Germany), at King's College in London and currently directs research at an associated laboratory at the Complutense University of Madrid. She has published more than 80 scientific articles in recognised journals and has published two best-selling scientific books in Spain. Her work focuses on popularising science on social networks and other media thanks to her collaboration with Spanish television. 

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Franco Lorenzoni

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Paolo Giordano

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Chiara Civello

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Matteo Nucci

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Erika Fatland, Alberto Riva

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Event #8

Guido Tonelli

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Vittorio Lingiardi

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Francesca Mannocchi

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Event #12

Sabrina Speich

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Event #13

Massimo Zamboni

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Massimo Recalcati

The trauma of loss and the working-through of a bereavement

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Martina Mazzotta

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Event #16

Matteo Nucci

A poet’s wonder: Omer

Event #17

Alessandro Barbero

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Event #17 BIS

Alessandro Barbero

1204: the Crusaders discover Constantinople

Event #18

Cinzia Spanò, Roberta Di Mario

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Event #19

Alberto Rollo

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Carlo Stanga, Giulia Capodieci

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Event #23

Veronica Barassi, Gerd Gigerenzer

Generative AI and the Wonder of Human Intelligence

Event #24

Alessandro Zaccuri

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Event #25

Nazareth Castellanos

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Massimo Recalcati

Wonderful nostalgia

Event #27

Elena Stancanelli, Bernardo Zannoni

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Event #28

Matteo Nucci

A novelist’s wonder: Gabriel García Márquez

Event #29

Francesco Costa

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Cristina Bellemo

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Marco Somà

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Willy Guasti

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Event #40Children / Kids

Sergio Rossi

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