Center for the Study of Learning

About Us

At The Center for the Study of Learning (CSL), we investigate the neural basis of learning and its disorders.

Our mission is to conduct research that will shed light on the causes and effects of learning disorders, so that better programs for diagnosis and treatment can be developed. We combine neuroscience and clinical practice to study a range of developmental disorders, including dyslexia and dyscalculia. We also study how typical learning occurs to better understand the problems encountered by individuals with learning difficulties.

Through this work we hope to enhance the academic and social quality of life of children and adults affected by learning challenges.

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CSL News

October 2019

Sikoya Ashburn published a paper in Human Brain Mapping on the cerebellum’s role in reading and dyslexia.

September 2019

Cameron McKay was awarded the NIH/NICHD National Research Service Award (NRSA) F31 Award.

July 2019

Sikoya Ashburn was awarded the NIH Blueprint D-SPAN (Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience) F99/K00 Award.

July 2019

CSL members attended the Say Dyslexia Rally at the Capitol Visitor Center where Guinevere Eden spoke. See photos here.

May 2019

Edith Brignoni-PĂ©rez successfully defended her doctoral dissertation! See photos here.

Gabrielle-Ann Torre successfully defended her doctoral dissertation! See photos here.

Sikoya Ashburn was awarded a prize for her presentation at the Dept. of Pediatrics research day event!

March 2019

Sikoya Ashburn was awarded the Dr. Karen Gale Award for Exceptional Ph.D. Student in the Sciences! See photos here.