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Emotion and Cognition: A Neuroscientist's Perspective

After attending a presentation on the inseparable connection between emotion and cognition by Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, teachers from the Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Atherton, CA, and the surrounding area discuss the implications for understanding learning in their classrooms. The beginning of a larger dialogue between neuroscientists and educators is modeled with questions from teachers such as: What is the relevance of emotion to learning? Are the emotions of a teenager a hindrance or help to learning? What does the connection between emotion and cognition mean for standardized testing?