Basingstoke IVC Science Cafe invite you to this free Royal Institution talk titled “The pattern seekers”
Please register for the event via this link:
We will have the replay of the video available for 72 hours after the event for those of you that can’t make the new date. It will also be uploaded to YouTube in the future.
From the first musical instrument to the digital revolutions, what is the unique ability that has driven human progress for 70,000 years?
In this talk, psychologist and world renowned autism expert Simon Baron-Cohen puts forward a bold new theory. From his book ‘The Pattern Seekers’ he discusses how humans can identify patterns, specifically ‘if-and-then’ patterns.
By linking one of our greatest human strengths with a condition that is so often misunderstood, Simon challenges us to think differently about those who think differently.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Simon Baron-Cohen is a Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry University of Cambridge and Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. He is Director of the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge. He is author of Mindblindness, The Essential Difference, Prenatal Testosterone in Mind, and Zero Degrees of Empathy. He has edited scholarly anthologies including Understanding Other Minds. He has written books for parents and teachers including Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts. He is author of Mind Reading and The Transporters, digital educational resources to help children with autism learn emotion recognition, and both nominated for BAFTA awards.
His latest book ‘The Pattern Seekers: A New Theory of Human Invention’ is available to pre-order now on Amazon, and from all good book stores from 10 November 2020.
The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you miss the live stream, it will be available to watch on WebinarJam for the following 72 hours.
HOW TO WATCH LIVE
1. Register for the livestream by clicking the ‘Register now’ button above.
2. Enter your first name and email address and click ‘Register now’.
3. The registration completion page will give you your link to the live stream ‘room’. Simply click the link and bookmark the page so that you can return to it later
You should also receive a confirmation email containing your link. If not, check your spam filter and mark the email as safe so that you will receive further emails from us about this event.
Your link gives you access the WebinarJam live stream room. If the live stream hasn’t started yet, this will be a ‘waiting room’. When the live stream begins, you can submit your comments and questions via the chat forum. Keep an eye on the chat forum for further links, e.g. if you’d like to buy the speaker’s book
Don’t worry if you miss the live stream. You will receive an email with a link to access a replay video, which will be available for 24 hours after the live stream. Check your spam filter if you don’t receive this email. The video will also be uploaded onto our YouTube channel.
If you have any issues with your registration, please contact us at [email protected]