Flavouring reality – An evening of food and ideas exploring how we perceive what is real.
Join us for a special collaboration between the Edinburgh Food Studio, a neurologist and a psychiatrist. It promises to be a light-hearted evening of food and discussion of what science can tell us about our sense of self and how we experience the world.
As we meet with friends to feed the senses and fill our stomachs, we can pause to wonder about some of the great questions, such as how do we perceive the world around us, how do we know the self, how do we distinguish between our minds and our bodies?
These evenings will feature brief demonstrations drawing on contemporary neuroscience and insights from clinical practice.
Jon Stone and Alan Carson are a neurologist and neuropsychiatrist with decades of experience in both clinical work and research. They will be discussing examples of what science can tell us about ourselves, and how in the 21st century we still carry some assumptions about ourselves and the world which are fundamentally false. They will be assisted by Wojtek Wojcik, a liaison psychiatrist interested in public engagement and debate.
The kitchen will be serving a special menu of dishes which have arisen out of preparatory work for the series and are a response to these ideas.
Dinner starts at 8pm, and guests are welcome from 7:30pm onwards. The set menu costs £45, and an optional drinks pairing menu will be available for £35. To book "Flavouring Reality" dinners on either 1, 2, 3 February hit the button below. To avoid disappointment, please book in advance and let us know of your dietary requirements.