Eminent Researchers Debate Emotions and Education at Learning & the...


APRIL 16, 2012

Kristin Dunay
(781)-449-4010 x 102
[email protected]


This second annual one day symposium will bring neuroscientists and educators together to explore how emotions influence learning, engagement, memory and achievement, as well as how stress, trauma and poverty affect emotional development in children. Experts will explore strategies for improving engagement, emotional regulation, resilience, teen behavior and academic achievement.

The opening keynote address by Joseph E. LeDoux, PhD will set the tone for the educational conference. He will share an exciting discussion on the emotional brain. Dr. LeDoux will be joined by other distinguished conference faculty whose research focuses on using brain science to improve student achievement and emotional regulation.

Participants will earn professional development credit hours while attending.


The program is produced by Public Information Resources, Inc. and is co-sponsored by several organizations including the Health, Emotion and Behavior Laboratory, Yale University, The Emotional Brain Institute, New York University, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and both the national associations of elementary and secondary school principals.  Some of the featured keynote speakers will be:

  • Joseph E. LeDoux, PhD, New York University; Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science; Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, New York University; Director, Emotional Brain Institute, a collaboration between NYU and the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI); Author, Synaptic Self: How Our Brains Become Who We Are (2003) and The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life (1998)
  • Sam Wang, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Molecular Biology, Princeton University; W.M. Keck Foundation Distinguished Young Investigator; winner of the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award; Co-Author, Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College (2011) and Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life (2008)
  • Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology, Rossier School of Education; Assistant Professor, Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California; Author, “Implications of affective and social neuroscience for educational theory” (2011, Educational Philosophy and Theory); Co-Author, “We feel, therefore we learn: The relevance of affective and social neuroscience to education” (2007, Mind, Brain and Education Journal)


Thursday, April 19, 2012. Symposium Begins 8:45AM on Thursday.
 General Registration is $299 per person.
Contact Kristin Dunay at 781-449-4010 x 102 for media passes.


Alfred J. Lerner Hall, NYC, NY

Learning & the Brain® is a series of educational conferences that brings the latest research in neuroscience and psychology and their potential applications to education to the wider educational community. Since its inception in 1999, the series has been attended by more than 30,000 people in Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York and Chicago.

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