Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
We Feel, Therefore We Learn-Neuroscience, Education, Culture
Join us as Dr. Immordino-Yang discusses the neurobiology of social emotions and examines how academic learning is driven by a desire to make culturally appropriate meaning of one’s experiences.
From moments after birth, people develop within social relationships—we come to the world biologically ready to engage with other people, and the emotions we feel in cultural contexts shape how we feel about ourselves and how we experience our own lives. Dr. Immordino-Yang will discuss the neurobiology of social emotions and how academic learning is driven by a desire to make culturally appropriate meaning of one’s experiences.
Mary Helen Immordino- Yang, Ed.D. is an affective neuroscientist and human development psychologist who studies the neural, psychophysiological and psychological bases of social emotion, self-awareness and culture and their implications for development and schools. She is an Assistant Professor of Education, Psychology, and Neuroscience at the Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA. Her newest book, Affective Educational Neuroscience: Embodied Brains, Social Minds, and the Art of Learning, will be out on 2015.
Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang “We Feel, Therefore We Learn: Connections Between Neuroscience, Education and Culture”
Friday, Sep. 19th, 8:30am
MICDS McDonnell STEM Facility Room 202
St Louis MO 63124