The next Learning & the Brain conference edition is April 26–29, 2008, in Cambridge, MA. We recommend it highly for educators interested in learning more about latest brain research findings and implications for teaching. See Detailed program.
Description: Cognitive neuroscience has discovered that the brain is not ‘hardwired’ from birth, but holds a remarkable lifelong power to change—a phenomenon called ‘plasticity.’ Positive or negative environments, exercise, nurturance, learning, and other experiences continue to change the brain throughout life.
These revolutionary findings point to new possibilities for ‘rewiring’ the brain to help overcome learning disorders and to enhance memory, learning, IQ and achievement in all learners.
- Brain-based teaching for children, adolescents and adults
— How stress and early adversity shape brains and later learning
— New insights into reading and math disorders and interventions
— Influences that change the brain and affect learning
— Cutting-edge environments, technology and insights into adult learning
— Techniques for treating mood, ADHD, stress and learning problems
— How the brain can be retrained to improve attention and memory
— The role of brain plasticity in resilience, empathy and teaching
Registration fees: the general registration fees are $525 per person, if you register before April 14th, 2008.
Special Discount for SharpBrains readers: you can register for $495 before that date, making sure to write
SharpBrains1 in the comments section of How did you hear about the conference? in this Registration Page.
Our co-Founder Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg will be presenting a couple of panels on cognitive fitness, so make sure to attend his presentations if you end up attending!