Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD

Director, USC Center for Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning, and Education (CANDLE); Professor of Education, USC Rossier School of Education; Professor of Psychology, Brain, and Creativity Institute; Faculty, Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Southern California; Member of the Council of Distinguished Scientists at the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, Aspen Institute; Past President, IMBES (International Mind, Brain and Education Society); Recipient of the 2008 Transforming Education Through Neuroscience Award from Learning & the Brain Foundation and IMBES; Author, Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience (2015); Co-Author, “Building Meaning Builds Teens’ Brains” (2020, Educational Leadership), "An Evolving Understanding of Social Emotions from a Mind, Brain, and Education Perspective" (2018, Research in Mind, Brain, and Education), and “The Brain Basis for Integrated Social, Emotional, and Academic Development” (2018, Aspen Institute)


Social-Emotional Brains in Schools

Virtual Conference  November 7-8, 2020

Keynote: The Science of Learning: Why All Learning Is Emotional and Social

Teen Brains, Social Relationships, & Urban Schools

Building Meaning Builds Teens’ Brains: The Importance of Relationships, Relevance, and Meaning-Making for Adolescent Learning

Educating Anxious Brains

The Fairmont Hotel and the Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA  February 14-16, 2020

Keynote Address III: Embodied Brains, Social Minds, Cultural Meaning: The Effects of Community Violence Exposure on Urban Adolescents' Brain Development

The Science of Innovation

The Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco, CA  February 15-17, 2018

Keynote Address III: The Default Network: How Social-Emotional Imagination Facilitates Deep Learning and Creativity