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Are drugs the answer to learning languages? - Free, live Guardian debate

Venue: Royal Institution of Great Britain, London
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Event Date: 10/07/2014 18:30 - 20:30

Scientists have discovered that drugs previously used to treat mood disorders can dramatically enhance your capacity to learn. If you could take a pill to boost your ability to learn a language, what are the moral, practical, social and medical implications? How else can these drugs be used? Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Join our panel, chaired by Guardian journalist Alok Jha, as they look at the research behind the claims, talk through the consequences of this potential new era for language learning and ask you your opinions of what this would mean to you.

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