The Science of Learning Institute hosted its 3rd biennial symposium on January 22, 2018. Distinguished scientists highlighted complementary and contrasting perspectives on the neural and cognitive bases of learning and motivation, and the implications of these for improvements in both. The symposium consisted of three topical sessions, each with two presenters followed by a moderated discussion with both presenters. The videos for each presenter and the discussion period appear below.
Understanding Through Behavior: The Case of Motor Learning
John Krakauer, John C. Malone Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Director of the Brain, Learning, Animation, and Movement Lab, Johns Hopkins University
What Language Processing in the Brain Tells Us About the Structure of the Mind
David Poeppel, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University; Director of the Max-Planck-Institute
Neural and Cognitive Bases of Learning Discussion with John Krakauer & David Poeppel
How Does Dopamine Mold Your Behavior? Behavioral Neuroscience Studies of Dopamine, Learning, and Motivation
Patricia Janak, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
The Brilliance Barrier: Stereotypes about Brilliance are an Obstacle to Diversity in Science and Beyond
Andrei Cimpian, Associate Professor of Psychology, New York University
Neural and Cognitive Bases of Motivation Discussion with Patricia Janak & Andrei Cimpian
Neuro-Education, Educational Neuroscience, and the Research-Practice Gap: A Cautionary Tale
Amy Shelton, Professor of Education; Associate Dean of Research, School of Education; Director of Research, Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University
Do 'Brain Training' Programs Work?
Daniel Simons, Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Implications of Training Programs Discussion with Amy Shelton & Daniel Simons