Open Learning Talks: Mindfulness, Mental Wellness, and Learning


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Ashley Batz

January 25, 2021
4:00pm — 5:00pm ET

Open Learning Talks bring together leaders to discuss new research-based ideas, technologies, and efforts in education, at MIT and around the world.

Mindfulness, Mental Wellness, and Learning | John Gabrieli, Pattie Maes, and Pawan Sinha in conversation with Sanjay Sarma

The MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili)’s Mental Wellness Initiative (MWI) is focused on exploring a series of questions around identifying, detecting, and acting on the cognitive and neural correlates of autism, anxiety and depression, and Alzheimer’s as they impact learning. The objective of MWI is to expand the scope of and collaborate across MIT research projects that focus on debilitating mental health conditions that impact and are impacted by learning.

MIT faculty members Pawan Sinha (autism), John Gabrieli (anxiety/depression), Pattie Maes (human-computer interaction) and Sanjay Sarma (Alzheimer’s) are applying MIT-style science and engineering to advance our understanding of conditions and make progress towards developing more targeted diagnostic assessments and interventions across diverse populations. In this talk, Professors Gabrieli, Maes, and Sinha will discuss the urgent need for research to find ways to keep learners well. Professor Sarma, MIT’s Vice President for Open Learning, will moderate the discussion and the audience Q+A.

This online talk is free and open to the public! 

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