Experts, Athletes and Soldiers Part of UM Neuroscience Conference

Neuroscience and Learning OXFORD, Miss. – Former football players and soldiers, as well as neuroscience experts, are set to participate in a conference next month at the University of Mississippi, which has a groundbreaking Ph.D. program to train education professionals to help speed recovery from traumatic brain injuries. In 2014, the UM School of Education launched a doctoral program in special education with a curriculum that includes courses in Cognitive Neuroscience, the Learning Brain and the Mind. Drawing on the resources of this program, the university will bring experts to the Oxford Conference Center Oct. 19-20 for “Neuroscience and Learning: Healing the Injured Brain.” Roy J. Thurston, UM assistant professor of special education whose research focuses on neuroscience and cognition, organized the conference, which is expected to attract professionals from the fields…


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