Past Event

Neuroscience and Education - Seminars in Society and Neuroscience

May 2, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Buell Hall, Columbia University, 515 West 116th Street, New York
Drawing of a head with parts of the brain highlighted on a chalkboard


  • David Hansen, PhD, Aohn L & Sue Ann Weinberg Professor in Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, Associate Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Southern California
  • Kimberly Noble, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Moderator: Andrew Goldman, PhD, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience, Columbia University

As our understanding of neuroscience grows, so too does our potential ability to apply that knowledge to the betterment of society. Education is a clear example of this; a scientific understanding of how we learn can help us form more effective ways to teach. In order for this enterprise to be successful, we must reflect on what educational challenges face society today, where and how, specifically, neuroscience might help us structure policy and pedagogy, and the moral and ethical principles that define what education is and question what it ought to be.

This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

This event is part of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, Seminars in Society and Neuroscience series.