This presentation will highlight basic neuroscience in the context of neuroplasticity during learning. Learn how insights about brain function can be harnessed by teachers for use in their own classrooms to address particular challenges. The intimate link between emotions, cognition and learning will be discussed and how to utilize this information to explore innovations in teaching and learning for the next generation of students.
Joyce De Leo, Ph.D., is Vice President of Academic Affairs at Emmanuel College. Previously, Dr. De Leo held the Irene Heinz Given Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology and was the Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Dartmouth Medical School and was instrumental in developing and directing the college’s Neuroscience Center. She serves on numerous NIH study sections, international grant review
boards and editorial boards and has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews and chapters. She received her B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.