the first European festival on creativity

2015 Program

Event #7

Andrea Moro

Beyond the boundaries of Babel

The event has been moved from Chiostro di San Francesco to Auditorium I.I.S. Parentucelli-Arzelà

 

As a physical object, human language is made of waves: outside our bodies these are airwaves (sound), within us they are electrical waves (neural activity). We know that the Babel of language has boundaries of a biological nature, but what relationship exists between these two families of waves? Is there a way of exploring the code through which neurons transmit information? Using sophisticated neurophysiological techniques we will see how these two worlds are much more similar than we could have believed, and that for the first time the possibility is unfolding of investigating the contents of language by directly measuring the brain’s activity.

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Andrea Moro
Andrea Moro

is a full professor of General Linguistics at the Scuola Universitaria Superiore IUSS di Pavia and director of the NetS research centre, where he conducts research in neurolinguistics. A PhD, Fulbright grant winner, and a graduate of the University of Geneva, he has often been a visiting scientist at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and at Harvard University. He has written several articles for international publications such as Nature Neuroscience and Linguistic Inquiry. His books include: Breve storia del verbo essere (Adelphi, 2010), Parlo dunque sono (Adelphi, 2012), The equilibrium of human syntax (Routledge, 2013) and I confini di Babele (Il Mulino, 2015; The Boundaries of Babel, MIT Press, 2015).

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