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)


The Emotional, Social Brain in Schools

Online Instiute  July 12-16, 2021

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