Dreams, Genes, & Machines: Are We Living Science Fiction?

Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
In Conversation With Dr. Achuta Kadambi
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Episode Summary

In ALOUD’s first live program, we’ll explore the science of virtual learning. As schools around the country prepare for an online fall semester, hear from neuroscientist, psychologist, and former teacher Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang about the educational implications for this generation of learners. Focusing on teenagers and their developing brains, Dr. Immordino-Yang will discuss how current events are impacting the ways teenagers think, feel, and process the world. This program is generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Participant(s) Bio

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, studies the psychological and neurobiological bases of social emotion, self-awareness, and culture and their implications for learning, development, and schools. She is a Professor of Education at the USC Rossier School of Education, a Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program Faculty at the University of Southern California, and Director of the USC Center for Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning and Education (CANDLE).

Achuta Kadambi is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCLA. With applications to cyberphysical systems and digital health, his research has been recognized with best paper awards, fellowships, and the Lemelson-MIT student prize. His imaging research has resulted in 15t US patent filings, specifically for AI applications for autonomous cars. Kadambi received his Ph.D. From MIT.