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Forum staff reports, Published March 21 2013

Researcher to speak about child education

FARGO – Adele Diamond, research chairwoman and professor of developmental cognitive neuroscience at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Psychiatry, will lead a presentation on “Insights from Neuroscience and Developmental Science to Help Every Child Succeed” from 3:30 to 5:30 today in Memorial Union Century Theater.

Diamond’s research on the brain is changing modern ideas about children’s education. She will present evidence showing how activities such as dance, music and sports are important in achieving creativity, self-control, flexibility, happiness, a sense of belonging and physical development.

Her presentation is free and open to the public. A reception with treats and beverages will follow in the Memorial Union Art Gallery.