UM to host conference on neuroscience, learning

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal OXFORD – Neuroscience and education will come together at a conference at the University of Mississippi next week. Educators, students and anyone interested are invited to listen to experts in cognitive neuroscience speak at “Neuroscience and Learning: Healing the Injured Brain,” at the Oxford Conference Center Oct. 19-20. In 2014, the UM School of Education launched a doctoral program in special education with a curriculum that includes courses in cognitive neuroscience. Drawing on the resources of this program, the conference is designed to train education professionals to help speed recovery from traumatic brain injuries. The UM program trains educators to use therapies that incorporate mathematics, language and other subjects to speed and improve recovery. Roy J. Thurston, UM assistant professor of special education, organized the…

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