Educational Neuroscience

Education is defined as the process of teaching or learningespecially in a school or college, or the knowledge that you get from this.

Educational neuroscience, also known as neuroeducation, is a relatively new field which draws together researchers involved in developmental cognitive neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, education theory and technology, emotional psychology and related disciplines with an aim to explore how our biological processes interact with education.  

Questions of interest include:

What are the neural mechanisms of reading?

How does learning occur in the brain?

What are the brain mechanisms that underpin dyslexia, dyscalculia and other neurodiversities?

How can education both inform and be informed by neuroscience?

Challenges in Educational Neuroscience have included the proliferation of neuromyths which have been used to sell expensive commercial products into schools, with no evidence for their benefit, wasting time and money which could be better spent elsewhere.

The Applied Neuroscience Association aim to combat neuromyths, providing independent, evidence-based insights to teachers and educational leaders keen to make the most of the fast-moving neuroscience.