ERIC Number: EJ814356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-8
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Project Aims to Bridge Neuroscience and Schools
Samuels, Christina A.
Education Week, v28 n7 p1, 10-11 Oct 2008
Using imaging technology that can probe the deepest workings of the brain, researchers have found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are using less of a certain part of their brains to hold back their itchy trigger fingers, compared with typically developing children performing the same task. This information was shared recently with teachers as part of a Johns Hopkins University initiative aimed at forging direct and practical connections between neuroscience and schools, while avoiding the kind of overreaching that has sometimes strained the credibility of such efforts in the past. The Neuro-Education Initiative, housed in the John Hopkins University, is pulling together researchers from all over Johns Hopkins who deal with subjects related to brain science, including psychology, education, engineering, nursing, and public health.
Descriptors: Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Brain, Lateral Dominance, Neuropsychology, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Research Reports, Scientific Research, Science and Society
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