Organizer Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior / in cooperation with CASCB
Speakers: Tré Ventour, Gemma Williams
“Neurodiversity” is a word heard more and more in the workplace. It describes the idea that our brains work differently; and that we experience and engage with our environment in many ways. Neurodiversity is a valuable resource for academic institutions. But neurodivergent scientists—such as those with ADHD and/or Autism—often face bias, discrimination, and misunderstanding during the course of their work.
The Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior hosted a two-day event on neurodiversity in science. Held April 27–28 at the University of Konstanz, the event featured public talks from scientists who are rethinking the role of neurodiversity in both the practice and evolution of human collective behavior. The event also included anti-bias and ally-ship training to support neurodivergent colleagues, and community dialogues for developing more inclusive organizations.
“The Metahuman Anti-thesis: Parables to Neurodivergence in Marvel’s X-Men”
Dr. Gemma Williams, University of Brighton