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Mariano Sigman. Educational dialogues: the neuroscience of pedagogy.
 
Date: Sep 16, 2013

What: Educational dialogues: the neuroscience of pedagogy.

Where: BCBL auditorium


When: 11 am


The dialogue between teacher and student is the core of pedagogy. Cognitive neuroscience has progressively contributed a wealth of scientific knowledge to improve education, largely focused on the learner. This enterprise has largely ignored the teacher perspective and the complex interaction which arises in the core educational dyad. In my talk I will discuss our first efforts to reveal the cognitive and cerebral mechanisms by which we teach, unfolding a complex operation such as teaching in its constituents and components.