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Mind and Society: Perceptions, Music, Numbers, and Languages

Kaschk focuses on high quality coffee, serving an eclectic selection of Nordic and local craft beer and on top of that you can battle the night away on Germanys´ first shuffleboard
20 Mai Doors open 19:00
Event 19:30 to 22:00
Kaschk, Linienstrasse 40,
Berlin 10178
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The complexity of our mind and psychology is exceptional. Join us for an evening of discovery of ourselves and how we perceive things in our society. We will debunk myths of migration issues, explore how music influences our emotions, understand why some of us are better in learning mathematics, and learn how linguists analyse the languages we speak.

Myths and Misconceptions - What did we get wrong in the migration debate?

Sulin Sardoschau (Deutsches Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (DeZIM) e.V.)
Sulin, economist at the German Center for Integration and Migration Research, debunks the greatest migration myths. Thanks to a live audience-poll, you can give your 2 cents on migration issues in real time. Will you fall for the myths? Let's find out!

Music and Emotions

Mats Küssner (Lecturer in Musicology at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Why and how does music "move" us? Join Mats for his talk on music and emotions. We'll delve into the psychology of music, searching for answers to this ancient problem by going back to the very origin of music. The talk will close with a hearty Q&A session on music, emotions, and everything in between, so feel free to bring any questions you might have, and see you there!

The Relationship between Numbers, Arithmetic and Space

Daniele Didino (Researcher at the Department of Psychology, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Daniele investigates how symbolic numbers and mathematical concepts are represented in the human mind.
Maths is a fundamental aspect of contemporary technological societies. However, compared to other abilities (like language), numbers and mathematics are relatively recent concepts in human evolutionary history. During his talk, he will describe how these cultural competences arose by re-using mechanisms originally evolved to deal with spatial information.

What it Means to Know a Language

Elizabeth Pankratz (Master student at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
We all use language every day to interact with the world and with each other, but what's really going on when we use it? In this talk, Elizabeth will explain how linguists scientifically analyze language and show how much we all know, but don't know that we know, about the languages we speak.