ERIC Number: EJ1065339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
This Is Your Brain on Psychology: Wireless Electroencephalography Technology in a University Classroom
Stewart, Peter C.
Teaching of Psychology, v42 n3 p234-241 Jul 2015
With the burgeoning influence of cognitive neuroscience in the field of psychology, it is important to train, or at least expose, undergraduate psychology students to the discipline's methods. Unfortunately, many instructors are limited in their ability to provide such tangible experiences due to resource limitations. However, recent advances in electroencephalography (EEG) technology now make it possible to rectify this deficiency. This article discusses affordable, manageable, and reliable EEG technology that is perfect for the classroom and describes two studies testing the utility of the technology for student learning. Results suggested that a demonstration incorporating this technology facilitated learning and stimulated interest in the areas of cognitive and physiological psychology.
Descriptors: Brain, Diagnostic Tests, Physiology, Cognitive Psychology, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Lecture Method, Demonstrations (Educational), Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Measurement Equipment, Likert Scales, Tests, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Interests, Neurosciences, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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