Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning: Implications for Education

Cognitive Neuroscience of LearningThe Garrison Institute is proud to co-sponsor Cognitive Neuroscience of Learning: Implications for Education, a conference taking place on September 22-24, 2011 in Aspen, CO. The conference is presented by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Aspen Brain Forum Foundation, and it’s going to be well worth attending.

New discoveries in the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience hold great promise for improving current teaching methods. Yet there remains a significant gap between the scientific discoveries that could improve our education system and the application of this knowledge. This meeting will highlight cutting-edge developments in cognitive neuroscience that could improve current teaching methods and will include a careful review of the current obstacles to applying these methods in the classroom as well as the related emotional, sociological and environmental factors. Keynote lectures will feature Goldie Hawn (Hawn Foundation) and Carl Wieman (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy).

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