Stanford Researchers Bridge Education and Neuroscience to Strengthen the Growing Field of Educational Neuroscience
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 03:54 AM PST
From the Stanford Report
By Amy Adams
November 14, 2015
A child's brain in early elementary school goes through a dramatic transformation, first developing the ability to identify letters or numbers, then learning how to interpret those symbols in written words or math. That transformation comes about due to new connections being made and strengthened in the brain.
"This reorganization is driven by activity that is happening in the classroom," said Bruce McCandliss, a professor of education. He recently joined Stanford to be the anchor in the Graduate School of Education for an interdisciplinary team of scientists who are all involved in the growing field of educational neuroscience.
"We want to understand how educational experiences are driving changes in the brain, and to personalize that experience for different learners," he said.
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