The JHU Science of Learning Institute was founded on the vision that understanding learning requires basic research that draws on multiple disciplines at multiple levels of analysis and explanation, including the neural, cognitive, and behavioral levels. A key to achieving this vision is understanding the relationships among these different levels of explanation. This difficult but necessary step has only begun in the Science of Learning, but promises to be crucial to our ability to use basic research to inform translation. The theme of our symposium celebrates the Institute's 5th anniversary by engaging distinguished scientists in thinking about this most difficult problem-- how to mind the gaps among levels of explanation.
Andrei Cimpian, Associate Professor of Psychology, New York University
Patricia Janak, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University
John Krakauer, Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience, & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Johns Hopkins University
David Poeppel, Professor of Psychology and Neural Science, New York University
Amy Shelton, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Education; Director of Research, Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University
Dan Simons, Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Free to attend. Registration required. Breakfast, lunch, & reception to follow. Free parking available. Details and registration information will be posted as the program is confirmed.