the first European festival on creativity

2017 Program

Event #29

Marilù Gorno Tempini

Neurodiversity and dyslexia

In the past, human intelligence was described as a symmetrical constellation of so-called higher cognitive faculties, such as language, attention or calculus. Today we speak of “asymmetrical” intelligence when the functions of a specific cerebral network appear to be strained, while others fall within the norm or above it. This is the case for dyslexia, which is characterized by a selective difficulty in processing the written language. These ailments are often the result of “neurodiversity”, that is, a simple variation in the efficiency of different neural networks which is exhibited through asymmetrical intelligence; such neurodiversity, often associated with abilities that are suitable for a technologically-developed world, should be given more value within the school, work and social systems. 

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MariaLuisaGornoTempini
Marilù Gorno Tempini

received a degree in medicine and specialized in neurology in Italy before obtaining a Phd in neuroscience in London. She has lived and worked in San Francisco since 2011, where she is a full professor of neurology at the faculty of Medicine of the University of California San Francisco, where she also directs the Language Neurobiology Laboratory and the Dyslexia Center. Her research focuses on the neural and biological bases of language and higher cognitive functions, and their dysfunction in developmental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Event #1

Friday 1 September 2017, 05.45 pm

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Event #5

Friday 1 September 2017, 09.15 pm

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Event #6

Friday 1 September 2017, 11.00 pm

Alessandro Barbero

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Event #9

Saturday 2 September 2017, 10.00 am

Franco Lorenzoni

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Event #10

Saturday 2 September 2017, 11.45 am

Axel Fiacco, Massimo Scaglioni

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Event #13

Saturday 2 September 2017, 12.15 pm

Giorgio Manzi

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Event #14Approfonditamente

Saturday 2 September 2017, 02.45 pm

Matteo Cerri

Keeping cool: hibernation and the exotic network of its physiology

Event #15

Saturday 2 September 2017, 03.00 pm

Nicola Gardini

The beauty of occurring. Ovid and the network of metamorphoses

Event #24

Saturday 2 September 2017, 11.00 pm

Alessandro Barbero

Clandestine networks. A network of partisans: the GAP groups in Rome and the attack in Via Rasella

Event #26

Sunday 3 September 2017, 10.00 am

Emanuele Biggi

Spiders, silk and spider webs: wonders of the unloved

Event #39

Sunday 3 September 2017, 09.00 pm

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Event #41

Sunday 3 September 2017, 11.00 pm

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Clandestine networks. A network of terrorists: the Red Brigades and the kidnapping of Aldo Moro

Event #48Children / Kids

Saturday 2 September_11.00 am_5.00 pm

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Event #61Children / Kids

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