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Lee, Jun-Ki; Kwon, Yong-Ju – Journal of Biological Education, 2011
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), this study investigates and discusses neurological explanations for, and the educational implications of, the neural network activations involved in hypothesis-generating and hypothesis-understanding for biology education. Two sets of task paradigms about biological phenomena were designed:…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Education, Neurology, Neurological Organization
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Lee, Jun-Ki – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2012
Where do scientists' superior abilities originate from when generating a creative idea? What different brain functions are activated between scientists and i) general academic high school students and ii) science high school students when generating a biological hypothesis? To reveal brain level explanations for these questions, this paper…
Descriptors: Brain, Scientists, High School Students, Task Analysis
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Lee, Jun-Ki; Kwon, Yongju – Science & Education, 2012
Fourteen science high school students participated in this study, which investigated neural-network plasticity associated with hypothesis-generating and hypothesis-understanding in learning. The students were divided into two groups and participated in either hypothesis-generating or hypothesis-understanding type learning programs, which were…
Descriptors: Brain, High School Students, Teaching Methods, Science Education
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Lee, Jun-Ki; Kwon, Yong-Ju – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
This study investigated the neural correlates of experts and novices during biological object pattern detection using an fMRI approach in order to reveal the neural correlates of a biologist's superior pattern discovery ability. Sixteen healthy male participants (8 biologists and 8 non-biologists) volunteered for the study. Participants were shown…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Brain, Cognitive Processes, Science Curriculum
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Kwon, Yong-Ju; Lee, Jun-Ki; Shin, Dong-Hoon; Jeong, Jin-Su – Brain and Cognition, 2009
The aim of the present study is to investigate the learning-related changes in brain activation induced by the training of hypothesis generation skills regarding biological phenomena. Eighteen undergraduate participants were scanned twice with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) before and after training over a period of 2 months. The…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Short Term Memory, Biology