On Thursday, June 5, the School of Education
will host the first activity of the Neuro-
Education Initiative, the Learning Lunch series.
The Neuro-Education Initiative is an interdisciplinary
program in collaboration with JHM's Brain
Science Institute. Its goal is to bring together
scientists, educators and other stakeholders to
explore the intersections, knowledge and interdisciplinary
research opportunities in the fields of
cognitive/brain sciences and education.
The June 5 Learning Lunch panel will be Amy Bastian, a
neuroscientist at the School of
Medicine, who will discuss learning and the motor system;
Steve Hsiao, of the
Institute, who will share his work on attention and
plasticity; and Laurie Cutting, of the Kennedy
Krieger Institute, who will discuss the cognitive and
neurobiological correlates of reading and reading
disabilities. Each will present current research, and a
moderated discussion will address how it might
be expanded and applied in educational settings.
The event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room
219 of the Education Building. Lunch will
be provided. To attend, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by June
Mariale Hardiman, chair of Interdisciplinary Studies
in the School of Education, and Susan
Magsamen, noted writer and editor of educational materials
for children and families, and a faculty
associate in the school, developed the Neuro-Education
Initiative at Johns Hopkins with a seed grant
from the Walt Disney Co.
The initiative will host a professional development
speakers series in September.
To learn more about the Neuro-Education Initiative,
contact Hardiman at
or Magsamen at