Brain Chats

 TEDx Culver City  –  January 18, 2018

Come back to watch Dr. Huemer’s TEDx talk on Neurodiversity, All Brains on Deck: Survival in the Age of Technology.


January 2018: Neurodiversity and Neurotechnology Learning Community receives Digital Liberal Arts Grant

Whittier College’s Neurodiversity and Neurotechnology Learning Community is awarded a $2,000 Digital Liberal Arts grant to investigate how technology enhances learning quality and student success in a neurodiverse undergraduate population.



NEW! Neurodiversity and Neurotechnology Learning Community at Whittier College

We are proud to present Whittier’s newest learning community (LC), the Neurodiversity and Neurotechnology LC. Our mission is to research, test, and implement neurotechnology that promotes the strengths and compensates for the weaknesses of the neurodivergent learner, the learner that transcends the typical neurological profile. Our initial efforts are geared towards a neurodivergent college student population but we expect that our work can cross over to all age groups. Of special interest is wearable technology, hardware and software that is user-friendly and cost-effective.

Our multi-disciplinary team of experts includes Dr. Haworth whose Kinesiology lab is equipped with eye-tracking and virtual reality technology, Dr. Cean Colcord, Education Department, who has extensive experience with digital interventions for the neurodivergent learner, and Dr. Amanda Lash, Psychological Sciences, whose memory research greatly informs our work in the area of assisted learning. The group coordinator, Dr. Sabine Huemer, has a background in autism and learning research as well as neurotechnology and neuroethics.



NEURODIVERSITY (filmed in the Madlab Media Studio at Whittier College)


THE LANGUAGES OF AUTISM (filmed in the Madlab Media Studio at Whittier College)