Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What's My Child Thinking? February 24

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The Franklin Institute and leading experts from the Greater Philadelphia area present the next installment in a series of six conversations about neuroscience and society and explore topics as widespread as adolescent brain development, the influence of stress and emotions on decision-making, Alzheimer's disease, and the various ways in which addiction affects the brain.

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7:00---8:30 pm 

Did you know that your brain physically changes every time you learn something? When you are young, the brain grows and changes most rapidly as you learn everything for the first time. Yet key functions of planning and self-control only develop late in adolescence. Armed with the knowledge of  how the young brain develops, how can we nurture our children today to ensure their success in the future?  Join experts from the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania to explore how the brain develops----from infancy to adolescence----and discuss how this knowledge can be used to inform and improve education. 
Rebecca Ichord, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology  
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

Frances Jensen, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Neurology  
University of Pennsylvania
Trustee, The Franklin Institute
David Meketon
School Liaison and Research Coordinator
Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania
Let's Talk About Your Brain: Conversations about Neuroscience and Society events are supported in part by the
Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.   
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