PEN Distinguished Lecture Series

The PEN Distinguished Lecture Series in Educational Neuroscience was created in association with the Foundations Proseminar course for graduate students in the Ph.D. in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program. Since its inception, the series has grown!

The lecture series focuses on the intersection of the Science of Learning (learning across the lifespan) and Educational Neuroscience (learning across early life). Scientists and researchers who are pioneers in the fields of Cognitive-Educational Neuroscience, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, and Child Development come to Gallaudet University's campus to talk about their research.

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All lectures are open to the public and are video recorded for online distribution.

PEN DLS brochure for 2021-2022 


Three Revolutions: Advancing new discoveries and change in society through scientific insights from Linguistics, Culture, and Biology.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011
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Laura-Ann Petitto

Linguistics, Culture, and Biology Petitto lays bare core insights from scientific research in linguistics, culture, and biology, which together provide compelling new conclusions about the biological foundations of human language, and the essence of language. Special emphasis is placed on neuroimaging and behavioral findings from her own laboratory.