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Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas by Candlelight: Is Monolingualism Making Us Ill?

Spoken Word


Venue(s):

Studio Directions

Show Duration: 1 hour


Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas by Candlelight: Is Monolingualism Making Us Ill?

Originally, our brains were designed to be multilingual, managing two or more languages easily.

Neuroscientist Thomas Bak (University of Edinburgh) reckons that, like sedentary lifestyles and an unhealthy diet, the monolingualism that’s come with modern society has its consequences. Research has shown that speaking only one language makes our thinking skills decline faster as we age and can actually make us more vulnerable to dementia in later life.

So why aren’t public health campaigns addressing this?

Should Fitbits be monitoring our speech as well as our steps?

@thbaketal

The Full Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas  is:

New Town Theatre | Lower Hall | 13:50 | PG 

04 Making a Signbank Withdrawal

05 Outer Space – The Next Empire?

06 Eradicate Parkinson’s?!

07 The Pain Factory

08 Start Skipping The Dentist!

09 The Robots are Coming!

10 You Don't Matter

11 Women, Science Is Not For You: III

12 Anti-Vaxxers are Anti-Social!

13 Fifty Shades of Green

14 In Praise of Useless Languages

15 What Keeps You Sharp? (later performance on 19)

16 No Copyright, No Problem?

17 Fitness To Witness (earlier performance on 14)

18 Measuring Humanity

19 Dr Data: The Answer To Cancer

20 Surviving the Storm

21 Dae Ye Have A Sick-Line, Ken?

22 Alternative Facts: Is The Truth in the Archives (earlier performance on 07)

23 How to Rebuild a Life

24 Cows Eat Grass, Don't They?

25 Women, Science Is Not For You: III

26 Doctor Google Will See You Now! (earlier performance on 06)

27 Can Sustainability Ever Be Mainstream?

 

The Full Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas by Candlelight is:

New Town Theatre | Studio | 20:20 | 16+ 

04 Bring Back Child-Labour!

05 Neoliberalism, Gender and Victimhood In #KUWTK

06 Doctor Google Will See You Now! (later peformane on 26)

07 Alternative Facts: Is The Truth in the Archives (later performance on 22)

08 Physics vs Psychology: Which is the Hard Science?

09 Is Pee is a Feminist Issue?

10 Eyewitnesses are Futile

11 Is Your Online Reputation Hurting You?

12 Doing Drugs (Policy)

13 Are Aliens Coming to Eat Your Face?

14 Fitness To Witness (later performance on 17)

15 Can Recipes Help Gender Equality?

16 Find Your Neurotribe!

17 Shiver Me Liver

18 Turn To The Darknet

19 What Keeps You Sharp?

20 The Romance Novel As High Art?

21 Hug More Thugs

22 Fibre Optic Sensors Can Save the World!

23 Is Monolingualism Making Us Ill?

24 A Virus to End Humanity?

25 Find Your Neurotribe!

26 Psychiatry Is The Best Medicine!

27 Our Genes Tell Us What to Do

Performances
23 Wed Aug 2017 20:20 SOLD OUT