Kandel addresses educators concerning Memory and Academic Learning

Featured speaker Eric R. Kandel, a Nobel Laureate and vice-chairman of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI), explicated the connection: “Learning is how we acquire information, and memory is how we store that information. Education is about enhancing learning, and neuroscience is about trying to understand how learning and memory occur. Memory is the glue that binds our mental life together.” As Carl Sherman reports for Dana how the separate worlds of education and neuroscience came together around a central concern of both during a daylong symposium in New York City on “Memory and Mind: Improving Memory and Achievement in the Classroom,” co-sponsored by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and Learning & the Brain.

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