UBCO Distinguished Lecture Series: Language and the Way We Think

Celebrated cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky teaches us that language, like intelligence, is a living thing that we can hone and change to suit our needs. With over 7,000 languages around the globe, she notes that each is a universe unto itself, affecting how we understand the world as well as each other.

Does the language we speak shape how we think? Does learning different languages allow us to develop our brains in other ways? On January 29, join this mind-bending journey and consider how these ideas apply to your own life and your experience of being human.

Early bird tickets are sold out. Second round tickets open Wednesday, January 22 at 9 a.m.