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ERIC Number: EJ813110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
The Brain Goes to School: Strengthening the Education-Neuroscience Connection
Ansari, Daniel
Education Canada, v48 n4 p6-10 Fall 2008
Investigations on the brain processes using a technology such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) have led to the creation of a new field of research that bridges the gap between cognitive psychology and neuroscience: "cognitive neuroscience." Within this new field, studies examining the processes of learning and developing are beginning to reveal the complex relationship between neural processes and environmental input as children develop into their socio-cultural environments. Although attempts to connect neuroscience and education have been scarce, there has been recently a wave of enthusiasm for making greater links between learning sciences. In this article, the author discusses the implications of linking neuroscience to education. The author also contends that if everyone can harness this possibility, they must exert caution and think carefully about how to proceed in order to avoid turning the role of neuroscience in education into just another "educational fad." (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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