Twelfth International Summer School on Mind, Brain and Education

2017 September 1–7

Neuroscience of poverty

Director of the School: Antonio M. Battro
Director of the Course: Sebastián J. Lipina
Codirectors of the Course: Eric Pakulak, María Soledad Segretin
Management Assistance of the Course: Matías Lopez-Rosenfeld
Program Officer of the School: Lula Majdalani

Lipina, Sebastián J.
Unidad de Neurobiología Aplicada, CEMIC-CONICET, Argentina

He is Director of the Unit of Applied Neurobiology (UNA, CEMIC-CONICET), Professor of Social Vulnerability and Cognitive Development at the National University of San Martin (UNSAM), and Researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET). Sebastian is a developmental psychologist working in the field of environmental impacts on cognitive and emotional development at different levels of analysis. The current research projects under his direction focuses on the analysis of poverty influences on cognitive development and the design of interventions aimed at optimizing children´s cognitive performance through exercising and training in laboratory, school and community settings. As part of his work in the area of poverty and child development, he works as consultant for PAHO, UNDP, UNICEF and several Ministries of Health, Education and Social Development in different Latin American countries. He is member of his institutional IRB (CEMIC), the Committee of Interdisciplinary Studies of the SRCD and Volunteer Researcher of the American Association for the Advancement in Science (AAAS).

Welcome and introduction on School's multidisciplinary orientation

Literature to share
• Lipina, S.J. (2017). The biological side of social determinants: Neural costs of childhood poverty. Prospects. doi:10.1007/s11125-017-9390-0
• Lipina, S.J., & Evers, K. (2017). Neuroscience of childhood poverty: Evidence of impacts and mechanisms as vehicles of dialog with ethics. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 61. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00061
• Lipina, S.J. (2016). Critical considerations about the use of poverty measures in the study of cognitive development. International Journal of Psychology. doi: 10.1002/ijop.12282
• Hermida, M.J., Segretin, M.S., Prats, L.M., Fracchia, C.S., Colombo, J.A., & Lipina, S.J. (2015). Cognitive neuroscience, developmental psychology, and education: Interdisciplinary development of an intervention for low-SES kindergarten children. Trends in Neuroscience and Education, 4, 15-25.
• Segretin, M.S., Lipina, S.J., Hermida, M.J., Sheffield, T.D., Nelson, J.M., Espy, K.A., & Colombo, J.A. (2014). Predictors of cognitive enhancement after training in preschoolers from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 205. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00205