Brian J Birdsell

Hirosaki University


I am an Associate Professor in the Center for Liberal Arts Development and Practices at Hirosaki University and have a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Birmingham, UK. My research interests include metaphor, embodied cognition, creativity, and CLIL. I am currently working on a project that looks at the effect a short bout of exercise has on memory.


Mind, Brain, and Education Teaching and Learning about the Brain more

Sun, Jul 10, 14:30-16:00 Asia/Tokyo

The Brain SIG’s monthly Think Tank publication has become the focus of our efforts to learn and teach others about the brain. By drawing on the expertise of SIG members in Japan and authors around the world, we are able to address a wide range of topics related to neuroscience, psychology, and language learning. In this forum editors and authors from the MindBrainEd Think Tanks will give short, concurrent presentations related to some of the topics we have covered over the last year, then lead small group discussions to explore these topics in more depth and relate them to your teaching practices. Join us and find out how our Think Tanks help us make brain research meaningful and engaging for educators.

Mohammad Khari John Duplice Skye Playsted Deepa Kiran Julia Daley Brian J Birdsell David Scott Bowyer