2018 Biennial Science of Learning Symposium Presentations

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.

NEURAL AND COGNITIVE BASES OF LEARNING

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

 

NEURAL AND COGNITIVE BASES OF MOTIVATION

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

 

IMPLICATIONS OF TRAINING PROGRAMS

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