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Dyslexia & Creativity

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ArtScience Culture Lab & Café

650 East Kendall Street

Cambridge, MA 02142

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A conversation with Sally Taylor and Phillip Pearl

Curated by Lisa Wong

Join us for this exciting talk with Sally Taylor, artist and musician, and Phillip Pearl, Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and William G. Lennox Chair and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.This interactive conversation will highlight the myriad perspectives around Dyslexia, while helping us feel less alone; we will begin to understand the neuroscience and importance of early screening and to broaden our understanding of Dyslexia through the lens of art.

Sally Taylor is an artists and musician. In 1998, reluctant to sign to a major record label, she formed her own, producing and recording three albums (Tomboy Bride, Apt #6S & Shotgun). She and a 5-piece band toured 180 days of the year. She thrived on the production elements of running a label and the creative elements of writing, recording, and performing. When she retired from the road at age 30 she moved to Boston and began teaching music. She is currently taking time off from The Berklee School of Music to work exclusively on ConSenses. In this effort she is dedicated to enlarging the scope of artistic collaboration, the recognition of art as a journey, and the exploration of human perception.

Phillip L. Pearl, M.D. is Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and William G. Lennox Chair and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pearl, originally from Baltimore, attended Johns Hopkins University and Peabody Conservatory of Music and University of Maryland School of Medicine. He took his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. He was Division Chief of Neurology at Children’s National Medical Center and Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Music at the George Washington University School of Medicine until returning to Boston in January 2014. Dr. Pearl also is a faculty member of the Music and Health Institute at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. His major research interest is inherited metabolic epilepsies with specific focus on disorders of GABA metabolism. Dr. Pearl is Past President of the Professors of Child Neurology and President-Elect of the Child Neurology Society. He has authored over 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 120 chapters and reviews, written or edited five books including one translated into Chinese and another into Japanese, and produced two musical CDs, the first of which had its debut at Georgetown’s famous Blues Alley and supports the care of indigent children in the capital city, Washington, D.C.

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