Speakers


Dr. SILVIA BUNGE: Reasoning and the Brain: Implications for Education

Profile: Dr. Silvia Bunge is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California at Berkeley. Her other affiliations at UC Berkeley include the Institute of Human Development and the Research in Cognition and Mathematics Education program. Professor Bunge directs the Building Blocks of Cognition continue reading →


Dr. CAROL GREENWOOD: The Diet and Brain Connection: Are You Really What You Eat?

Profile: Professor at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist with the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre, Carol Greenwood is a leading nutritionist exploring the relationship between diet and brain health. With over 25 years of research into diet and brain function, she is recognized internationally for her work on the relationship between diet and continue reading →


Dr. CAROL DWECK: Mindsets: Using Neuroplasticity Concepts to Motivate Achievement

Profile: Carol S. Dweck is a leading researcher in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford. Her research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success. More specifically, her work has demonstrated the role of mindsets in success and has shown how praise continue reading →


Dr. LARA BOYD: Brain Plasticity in Children with Learning Disabilities

Profile: Dr. Lara Boyd is the Canada Research Chair in Neurobiology of Motor Learning, a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Career Investigator, a Peter Wall Scholar, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, at the University of British Columbia.  She is a Neuroscientist and Physical Therapist. Dr. Boyd directs the Brain Behaviour Lab at continue reading →


Dr. SARA LAZAR: The Impact of Mindfulness Training on Brain Plasticity and Cognition

Profile: Sara W. Lazar, PhD is an Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. The focus of her research is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy individuals. She continue reading →


Dr. KIM SCHONERT-REICHL: Social and Emotional Learning and Mindfulness-Based Programs in Schools

Profile: Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on the social and emotional development of children with an emphasis on identifying the processes/mechanisms that foster empathy, altruism, and kindness. For more than two decades, Dr. Schonert-Reichl’s research has focused on the social continue reading →