March 26, 2012

‘Technology, Cognition and Learning Summit’ announced

The Johns Hopkins University Neuro-Education Initiative and Center for Technology in Education will present the Technology, Cognition and Learning Summit on Thursday, May 3. The event, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Homewood’s Glass Pavilion, will include panel discussions by leading researchers, including Johns Hopkins neuroscientists Steven Yantis and Martha Bridge Denckla, followed by group discussions.

The summit will explore three research areas and implications for practice. To be discussed are the influence of multitasking on attention and engagement, including how it affects children with attention deficits; the influence of gaming and other educational technologies on cognition and learning; and the use and implementation of assistive technology as it relates to genetic, metabolic and degenerative brain disorders.

The cost, which includes lunch, is $125. For more information, go to or call 410-516-0640.