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.

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Scientists with Dyslexia Exhibit Visuospatial Strengths

Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Headshot of Matthew Schneps
Matthew Schneps

Important advances in science and mathematics have come from individuals with learning disabilities, whose different ways of looking at the world have led to revolutionizing their fields. Dr. Schneps will discuss the results of a study linking dyslexia to spatial dexterity, suggesting that “disabilities” may provide an advantage.