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REF NO.: 97

SUBJECT: Public lecture to discuss impact of brain function on education

DATE: March 23

The Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science, at Memorial University will host a public lecture on Tuesday, March 28, on how the study of brain function and structure should inform education.    

Dr. Daniel Ansari is the Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and professor in the Department of Psychology and the Brain and Mind Institute at Western University. He will provide a critical overview of the potential for neuroscience, particularly cognitive neuroscience, to inform education and educational professionals.

His lecture is titled, Why Should Educators Care About Cognitive Neuroscience? It is the inaugural Dr. Patricia Canning Memorial Lecture in Child Health and Development and will take place at 7 p.m. in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation, room IIC-2001.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Limited free parking is available in lot 17. A reception will follow.

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