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Wednesday, 5 April

08:45 Registration* and Coffee/Tea
*Please note that pre-registration is required.

09:20 Welcome & Introduction
Björn Wittrock, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Uppsala
Dan Larhammar, Uppsala University

Theme 1: Environmental Conditions and Learning
09:30 Sebastián J. Lipina, Unit of Applied Neurobiology (UNA, CEMIC-CONICET), Buenos
Aires; National University of San Martin; and National Council of Scientific and
Technological Research (CONICET)
Where We Are and Where We Should Go in the Study of Childhood Poverty and Cognitive

+ Q & A (5 min)

10:20 Peter Hagoort, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, and
Radboud University Nijmegen
Language and Reading: The Consequences of the Kantian Brain for the Classroom
+ Q & A (5 min)

11:10 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kathinka Evers, Uppsala University


Theme 2: Neurobiology of Learning
13:15 Minna Huotilainen, SCAS, Uppsala and University of Helsinki
Neuroscientific Evidence of the Cognitive Benefits of Musical Hobbies for Learning
+ Q & A (5 min)

14:05 Torkel Klingberg, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
The Neuroscience of Development and Training of Mathematical Abilities during

+ Q & A (5 min)

14:55 COFFEE/TEA BREAK, the Thunberg Dining Room

15:25 Martin Lövdén, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Structural Brain Correlates of Human Learning
+ Q & A (5 min)

16:15 Lars Nyberg, Umeå University
Encoding-retrieval Interactions in Long-term Memory: Importance for Durable

+ Q & A (5 min)

17:05 (-17:50) Panel Discussion
Moderator: Peter Gärdenfors, SCAS, Uppsala, and Lund University

DINNER, the Thunberg Dining room

Thursday, 6 April

Theme 3: Brain, Genetics and Learning
09:00 Christopher F. Chabris, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA, and Union
College, New York
On the Prevalence and Persistence of “Neuromyths”
+ Q & A (5 min)

09:50 Paul Howard-Jones, University of Bristol
Neuroscience in the Classroom – What’s on the Menu?
+ Q & A (5 min)

COFFEE/TEA BREAK, the Thunberg Dining Room

11:10 Maria Grazia Tosto, SOAS University of London and Tomsk State University
Insights from Genetic Research Into the Association Between Reading and Mathematics
+ Q & A (5 min)

12:00 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dan Larhammar, Uppsala University


Theme 4: Neuroscience and Teaching Strategies
13:30 Megan A. Smith, Rhode Island College, Providence
Retrieval-Based Learning Strategies from the Laboratory to the Classroom
+ Q & A (5 min)

14:20 Andreas Olsson, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Emotion and Social Learning
+ Q & A (5 min)

15:10 COFFEE/TEA BREAK, the Thunberg Dining Room

15:40 Roi Cohen Kadosh, University of Oxford
Using the Brain when Learning: How Neuroscience Can Improve Cognitive Learning
+ Q & A (5 min)

16:30 (-17:15) Panel Discussion
Moderator: Germund Hesslow, Lund University