Helen J. Neville was awarded the Ph.D. from Cornell University. Dr. Neville is currently The Robert and Beverly Lewis Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Director of the Brain Development Lab, and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oregon in Eugene. Her work experience includes Director of the Laboratory for Neuropsychology at the Salk Institute. She has published in many journals including Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex and Brain Research. and has made a DVD about the brain for non-scientists. She has received many honors including the Ipsen Prize for Research in Neuronal Plasticity, the Mind, Brain and Education Society award for Transforming Education through Neuroscience, elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,the William James award, an honorary degree from Georgetown the Board of Governors of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the Academic Panel of Birth to Three and is active in many educational outreach programs.