Good Vibrations: Music and the Brain
Meganne Masko, Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Technology, IUPUI
Dr. Masko will explain how the brain processes music through the example of brain injury recovery.
Spatial Play and STEM
Sharlene Newman, Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Director of Imaging Research Facility, Indiana University
Play is an important way that young children learn. Playing with spatial toys and engaging in spatial activities may prove to be an essential part of the development of spatial thinking. There are a number of studies that have related spatial play with spatial skill and number processin both of which are important for success in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). I will discuss some evidence in support of the spatial play STEM achievement relationship.