Educational Neuroscience

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The College of Education is developing an initiative in educational neuroscience. A definition of educational neuroscience from Wikipedia follows.

Educational neuroscience (also called Mind Brain and Education or Neuroeducation[1]) is an emerging scientific field that brings together researchers incognitive neurosciencedevelopmental cognitive neuroscienceeducational psychologyeducational technologyeducation theory and other related disciplines to explore the interactions between biological processes and education.[2][3][4][5] Researchers in educational neuroscience investigate the neural mechanisms ofreading,[4] numerical cognition,[6] attention and their attendant difficulties including dyslexia,[7][8] dyscalculia[9] and ADHD as they relate to education. Researchers in this area may link basic findings in cognitive neuroscience with educational technology to help in curriculum implementation for mathematics education andreading education. The aim of educational neuroscience is to generate basic and applied research that will provide a new transdisciplinary account of learningand teaching, which is capable of informing education. A major goal of educational neuroscience is to bridge the gap between the two fields through a direct dialogue between researchers and educators, avoiding the “middlemen of the brain-based learning industry”. These middlemen have a vested commercial interest in the selling of “neuromyths” and their supposed remedies. 

A definition from Wikipedia