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ERIC Number: EJ1166131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2157-2100
EEG Based Analysis of Cognitive Load Enhance Instructional Analysis
Dan, Alex; Reiner, Miriam
Journal of Educational Data Mining, v9 n2 p31-44 2017
One of the recommended approaches in instructional design methods is to optimize the value of working memory capacity and avoid cognitive overload. Educational neuroscience offers novel processes and methodologies to analyze cognitive load based on physiological measures. Observing psychophysiological changes when they occur in response to the course of a learning session allows adjustments in the learning session based on the individual learner's capabilities. The availability of non-invasive electroencephalogram (EEG)-based devices and advanced near-real-time analysis techniques have improved our understanding of the underlying mechanisms and have impacted the way we design instructional methods and adapt them to the current learner's cognitive load and valence states. We will review Cognitive Load Theory, how cognitive load may be measured, and how analysis of EEG data can be applied to enhance learning through real-time measurements of the learner's cognitive load. We show a learning experiment in an attempt to provide a proof of concept of learning and real-time measures of EEG as indicators of mental states.
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Language: English
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