Two distinguished French researchers to take part in the symposium "The Developing Brain" in HKU [fr]

The Science of Learning Strategic Research Theme from the Faculty of Education at the Hong Kong University (HKU) organizes the symposium "The Developing Brain" on Friday December 11, 2015. French professors Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz and Stanislas Dehaene will be among the key speakers.

The Science of Learning Strategic Research Theme at HKU organizes the "Winter Institute 2016" from December 7, 2015 to January 20, 2016. The Education and Neuroscience seminar series will showcase the research findings of international and local experts working in the domain of Science of Learning across all Faculties in the University.
In this context, the symposium "The Developing Brain" will take place on Friday December 11, 2015 from 2pm to 7pm, chaired by Professor Brendan Weekes, Director of the Laboratory for Communication Science at HKU.
Two French researchers will attend this symposium as speakers.

Prof. Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, pediatrician and director of the developmental brain imaging team in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit (Inserm-CEA) will open the symposium with her talk "Can Brain Imaging in Infants Shed Light on Language Acquisition in Humans?".
Prof. Stanislas Dehaene, professor at the Collège de France and Chair of Experimental Psychology, member of the French Academy of Sciences and director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit (Inserm-CEA) will present his talk at the end of the symposium, "The Multiple Effects of Literacy on the Brain".
Dr. Xiujuan Geng from HKU and Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh from the National Brain Research Centre, India, will be the two other speakers. They will present respectively the "Quantitative Tract-based White Matter Development from Birth to Age Two Years" and the "Development of Brain Networks for Reading in Biliterates".

In short:
Science of Learning Symposium: The Developing Brain
Venue: Room 201 K. K. Leung Building

For more information, schedule and registration please visit this link.


publié le 08/12/2015

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