Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Expert in the neuroscience of learning, creativity, culture, morality and social interaction

Professor of Education, USC Rossier School of Education

Professor of Psychology, USC Brain and Creativity Institute, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • student testing
  • social interaction
  • compassion
  • culture in learning
  • cognitive neuroscience
  • morals, moral judgment, moral decision-making
  • social and brain
  • the brain basis of consciousness and “self”
  • fMRI, brain damage, brain lesions, stroke
  • student anxiety
  • student attention
  • childhood development
  • teaching students
  • social behavior
  • violence
  • admiration
  • virtue
  • emotion
  • feelings
  • ethnicity
  • global education
  • brain-body interaction
  • China and U.S. learning differences


  • French


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