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Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

University of Southern California, University College London


Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is an Assistant Professor of Education at the Rossier School of Education and Assistant Professor of Education and Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, USC. Immordino-Yang is an affective neuroscientist and human development psychologist with a research focus on the neural, psychophysiological and psychological bases of emotion, social interaction and culture and their implications for development and schools. She is also a member of the Neuroscience Graduate Program faculty at the University of Southern California.

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. She is Leader of the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Her group's research focuses on social cognition in adolescence and in autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia. Sarah-Jayne is actively involved in Public Engagement with Science: she frequently gives public lectures and talks at schools, has worked with the Select Committee for Education, and acted as scientific consultant on the BBC series The Human Mind in 2003.