Scientific Learning Co-Founder Named Board of Governors Professor Of Neuroscience at Rutgers University

Dr. Paula Tallal Recognized for Her Work in Developmental Cognitive

Neuroscience With the Highest Ranking Professor Status at the University



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Scientific Learning Corporation

    OAKLAND, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ --
 Scientific Learning Corporation (Nasdaq:   SCIL) announced today that Dr. Paula
 Tallal, a co-founder of the Company and a member of its Board of Directors,
 has been named a Board of Governors Professor of Neuroscience at Rutgers, the
 State University of New Jersey.  Recognized for her work in developmental
 cognitive neuroscience, Dr. Tallal has served as a professor and Co-Director
 of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers since 1988.
     A resolution passed by the Board of Governors on February 9, 2001 naming
 Dr. Tallal as a Board of Governors Professor of Neuroscience cited Dr.
 Tallal's groundbreaking work on the neurology of speech, language, and
 reading.  "Professor Tallal has been acclaimed in the documented testimonies
 of nationally and internationally distinguished neuroscientists for her
 substantial contributions to the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience
 and her singular impact on our understanding of language development and
 disorders," the resolution stated.
     Dr. Tallal's research, in collaboration with colleagues at Rutgers and the
 University of California, San Francisco, led to the development of Fast
 ForWord Language (TM), a neuroscience and technology-based program from
 Scientific Learning that is designed to help students of all ages build and
 improve the language skills critical to reading.
     "We are very proud that Dr. Tallal has been awarded the highest academic
 honor at Rutgers," said Sheryle Bolton, Chairman and CEO of Scientific
 Learning.  "Paula has served as a dedicated member of our Board since the
 Company's founding and we are grateful for the contributions she has made, and
 will continue to make, to our growth."
     Headquartered in Oakland, California, Scientific Learning offers CD-ROM
 and Internet programs developed by leaders in brain research.  The Company's
 Fast ForWord(R) family of intensive computer-based training programs for
 language and reading "train the brain" to learn faster.  These training
 programs use patented technologies to adapt to each student's skill level,
 allowing students of all ages to make gains in language and reading in just
 weeks, rather than years.  Educators can use the Company's patented Internet
 technology to track students' progress.  Other Scientific Learning products
 include award-winning software and storybooks for building early learning
 skills and rapid assessment of reading skills, and ReWord(TM), a training
 program for adults working to improve their language and organizational
 skills.  BrainConnection.com is a Web resource from Scientific Learning that
 offers the latest news on how the brain learns.  To learn more about
 Scientific Learning's family of neuroscience-based products, visit the
 Company's Web sites at http://www.ScientificLearning.com and
 http://www.BrainConnection.com, or call toll-free 888-665-9707.
 
     This press release contains projections and other forward-looking
 statements that are subject to the safe harbor created by Section 27A of the
 federal securities law.  Such statements include, among others, statements
 relating to projected growth of the Company.  Such statements are subject to
 substantial risks and uncertainties.  Actual events or results may differ
 materially as a result of many factors, including but not limited to: the
 extent of acceptance and purchase of our products by target customers;
 seasonality and sales cycles in Scientific Learning's markets; competition;
 availability of funding to purchase the Company's products and generally
 available to schools; the extent to which the Company's marketing and sales
 strategies are successful; the Company's ability to continue to demonstrate
 the efficacy of its products, which depends on how the programs are
 administered, the demography of participants and other factors; the Company's
 ability to retain key personnel; pricing pressures; expense levels at the
 Company; and other risks detailed in the Company's SEC reports, including but
 not limited to the Report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2001 (Part 1,
 Item 1, Risk Factors and Part II, Item 7, Management's Discussion and
 Analysis) and the Report on Form 10-Q filed November 14, 2000 (Part 1, Item 2,
 Factors that May Affect Quarterly Results of Operations).
 
 

SOURCE Scientific Learning Corporation
    OAKLAND, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ --
 Scientific Learning Corporation (Nasdaq:   SCIL) announced today that Dr. Paula
 Tallal, a co-founder of the Company and a member of its Board of Directors,
 has been named a Board of Governors Professor of Neuroscience at Rutgers, the
 State University of New Jersey.  Recognized for her work in developmental
 cognitive neuroscience, Dr. Tallal has served as a professor and Co-Director
 of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers since 1988.
     A resolution passed by the Board of Governors on February 9, 2001 naming
 Dr. Tallal as a Board of Governors Professor of Neuroscience cited Dr.
 Tallal's groundbreaking work on the neurology of speech, language, and
 reading.  "Professor Tallal has been acclaimed in the documented testimonies
 of nationally and internationally distinguished neuroscientists for her
 substantial contributions to the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience
 and her singular impact on our understanding of language development and
 disorders," the resolution stated.
     Dr. Tallal's research, in collaboration with colleagues at Rutgers and the
 University of California, San Francisco, led to the development of Fast
 ForWord Language (TM), a neuroscience and technology-based program from
 Scientific Learning that is designed to help students of all ages build and
 improve the language skills critical to reading.
     "We are very proud that Dr. Tallal has been awarded the highest academic
 honor at Rutgers," said Sheryle Bolton, Chairman and CEO of Scientific
 Learning.  "Paula has served as a dedicated member of our Board since the
 Company's founding and we are grateful for the contributions she has made, and
 will continue to make, to our growth."
     Headquartered in Oakland, California, Scientific Learning offers CD-ROM
 and Internet programs developed by leaders in brain research.  The Company's
 Fast ForWord(R) family of intensive computer-based training programs for
 language and reading "train the brain" to learn faster.  These training
 programs use patented technologies to adapt to each student's skill level,
 allowing students of all ages to make gains in language and reading in just
 weeks, rather than years.  Educators can use the Company's patented Internet
 technology to track students' progress.  Other Scientific Learning products
 include award-winning software and storybooks for building early learning
 skills and rapid assessment of reading skills, and ReWord(TM), a training
 program for adults working to improve their language and organizational
 skills.  BrainConnection.com is a Web resource from Scientific Learning that
 offers the latest news on how the brain learns.  To learn more about
 Scientific Learning's family of neuroscience-based products, visit the
 Company's Web sites at http://www.ScientificLearning.com and
 http://www.BrainConnection.com, or call toll-free 888-665-9707.
 
     This press release contains projections and other forward-looking
 statements that are subject to the safe harbor created by Section 27A of the
 federal securities law.  Such statements include, among others, statements
 relating to projected growth of the Company.  Such statements are subject to
 substantial risks and uncertainties.  Actual events or results may differ
 materially as a result of many factors, including but not limited to: the
 extent of acceptance and purchase of our products by target customers;
 seasonality and sales cycles in Scientific Learning's markets; competition;
 availability of funding to purchase the Company's products and generally
 available to schools; the extent to which the Company's marketing and sales
 strategies are successful; the Company's ability to continue to demonstrate
 the efficacy of its products, which depends on how the programs are
 administered, the demography of participants and other factors; the Company's
 ability to retain key personnel; pricing pressures; expense levels at the
 Company; and other risks detailed in the Company's SEC reports, including but
 not limited to the Report on Form 10-K filed on March 30, 2001 (Part 1,
 Item 1, Risk Factors and Part II, Item 7, Management's Discussion and
 Analysis) and the Report on Form 10-Q filed November 14, 2000 (Part 1, Item 2,
 Factors that May Affect Quarterly Results of Operations).
 
 SOURCE  Scientific Learning Corporation