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SLI researchers want to use big data to chart the brain

11/4/2016

The human brain is the most complex machine in existence. Every brain is loaded with some 100 billion nerve cells, each connecting to thousands of others, giving around 100 trillion connections. Mapping those connections, or synapses, could enable scientists to decipher what causes neurological disease and mental illness. It's an immense, daunting task.

Science of Learning Institute Experts Visit Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

10/28/2016

Researchers from the Science of Learning Institute visited Nanyang Technological Institute in Singapore to discuss current and future directions in the Science of Learning and participate in NTU's Smart Baby Seminar on the importance of play in developing spatial skills, language, and math.

NSF Announces Science of Learning Program

10/19/2016

NSF's Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences announces a Science of Learning Program

JHU Institute for Education Policy features SLI commentary

07/21/2016

The science of learning has demonstrated that spatial thinking is a critical, yet undervalued component of STEM learning.

Richard Huganir elected president of Society for Neuroscience

07/6/2016

Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Richard Huganir has been appointed the next president of the Society for Neuroscience, a 38,000-member professional society for researchers who focus on the brain and nervous system. His term will run from 2017 to 2018.

Save the Date!  Baltimore BrainFest 9/17/2016

06/27/2016

Save the date for the first Baltimore BrainFest on September 17th, 2016

How A Woman With Severe Amnesia Is Helping Us Discover A New Type Of Memory

06/23/2016

A new study by SLI experts, Barbara Landau and Michael McCloskey, sheds new light on nature of human memory.

Repaving the Road to Reading

04/7/2016

A new Science of Learning Institute partnership will help caregivers support their children's early literacy through research-based museum exhibits and resources.