Lecture to focus on ‘Education Matters’

One of the world’s best-known cognitive neuroscientists, Stanislas Dehaene, will visit Western on Monday, May 7, where he will deliver a public lecture as part of the University’s Perspectives in Neuroscience seminar series.

Dehaene heads the Cognitive NeuroImaging Unit at the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique in Saclay, near Paris, France. He is particularly interested in brain mechanisms related to specifically human cognitive functions, including language calculation and conscious reasoning.

The free lecture takes place at 11:30 a.m. in Social Sciences Centre, Room 2050. There, Dehaene will deliver his address, Education Matters: Literacy, Numeracy and the Developing Brain.

Western has identified neuroscience/brain and mind as a signature area of research excellence, and the university has achieved global acclaim in various related disciplines, including cognitive neuroscience at the world-renowned Brain and Mind Institute.

For details, visit the seminar series’ website.