Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang Presentation

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On March 19, 2014, Dr. Immordino discussed the neurobiology of social emotions and examined how academic learning is driven by a desire to make culturally appropriate meaning of one’s experiences.

From moments after birth, people develop within social relationships—we come to the world biologically ready to engage with other people, and the emotions we feel in cultural contexts shape how we feel about ourselves and how we experience our own lives. Dr. Immordino-Yang discussed the neurobiology of social emotions and how academic learning is driven by a desire to make culturally appropriate meaning of one’s experiences.

Mary Helen Immordino- Yang, Ed.D.  is an affective neuroscientist and human development psychologist who studies the neural, psychophysiological and psychological bases of social emotion, self-awareness and culture and their implications for development and schools. She is an Assistant Professor of Education, Psychology, and Neuroscience at the Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.

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