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5/9/17 Show feat. Sabine Kastner on the Developing Brain

5/9/17 Show feat. Sabine Kastner on the Developing Brain

Today we have special guest Sabine Kastner of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Sabine helped us understand memory and learning in our live performance back in February, but she visits now to focus on her newest project: how can we better understand the development of young brains? Sabine brings children into the research lab for MRI scans and psychological tests, searching for the differences between normally functioning brains and those with developmental disorders. How can neuroscientists apply these results to our educational system, which often struggles to build effective special education programs? Further, Sabine will talk about her ground-breaking work including children in the scientific process with Frontiers for Young Minds.

Before that, Ingrid Ockert comes on on to talk about atomic physics and the celebrity of science popularizers like Bill Nye. How can champions for science be most compelling?