IMBES Conference 2009

The second biennial conference of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society was held May 28–30, 2009, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference provided a forum to explore exciting new advances in the emerging field of Mind, Brain, and Education. In the spirit of encouraging and supporting collaborative efforts among cognitive scientists, developmental scientists, neuroscientists, and educators, the IMBES conferences created a promising environment in which committed researchers and educators together offered new insights into behavior and the brain that informed both educational practice and new scientific investigations.

Distinguished Plenary Speakers

Stanislas Dehaene – Collège de France, Paris How Learning to Read Affects the Developing Brain: The Neuronal Recycling Hypothesis


Patricia Kuhl – University of Washington, SeattleHow Infants ‘Crack the Speech Code' 



Nora Newcombe – Temple University, Philadelphia, Educating Spatial Intelligence: The Right Questions, and Some Answers


Antonio Battro, President of IMBES – Battro & Denham, Buenos Aires, The Teaching Brain: The New Challenges

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