A conversation with Sally Taylor and Nadine Gaab
Curated by Lisa Wong
Join us for this exciting talk with Sally Taylor, artist and musician, and Dr. Nadine Gaab, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital, where they will discuss the creative and intellectual strengths of those with dyslexia and how it can be an advantage for innovation. This interactive conversation will highlight the myriad perspectives around Dyslexia, while helping us feel less alone; we will begin to understand the neuroscience and importance of early screening and to broaden our understanding of Dyslexia through the lens of art.
WEDNESDAY, November 28th, 2018
doors 6pm / talk 6:30pm
As usual, the talk is free.
Space is limited.
Sally Taylor is an artists and musician. In 1998, reluctant to sign to a major record label, she formed her own, producing and recording three albums (Tomboy Bride, Apt #6S & Shotgun). She and a 5-piece band toured 180 days of the year. She thrived on the production elements of running a label and the creative elements of writing, recording, and performing. When she retired from the road at age 30 she moved to Boston and began teaching music. She is currently taking time off from The Berklee School of Music to work exclusively on ConSenses. In this effort she is dedicated to enlarging the scope of artistic collaboration, the recognition of art as a journey, and the exploration of human perception.
Dr. Nadine Gaab is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital and the Harvard Medical School and a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received a PhD in Psychology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. She did postdoctoral training with John Gabrieli, Gary Glover and Paula Tallal at Stanford University and MIT. Her current research within the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children's Hospital focuses on auditory and language processing in the human brain and its applications for the development of typical and atypical language and literacy skills. The Gaab Lab utilizes structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) as well as behavioral measurement tools. The Gaab Lab is currently working on various topics such as the identification of possible pre-markers of developmental dyslexia in the pre-reading and infant brain, the identification of the underlying neural mechanism of comorbidity of developmental dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, brain plasticity following sound and music based remediation programs for reading and language impaired children, the influence of musical training on cognitive and academic abilities and the neural correlates of language and reading development across the life-span. The Gaab Lab employs cross-sectional and longitudinal study designs and work closely with over 20 private and public schools within the Greater New England area.