It's all in the mind (10 Apr 2006)
Educational research is being revolutionised. No longer does research have to be confined to observing what happens in the classroom, interviewing students or measuring results: now we have the opportunity to see what happens inside the brain when it responds to stimulus, and to use that information to inform educational practice.
One of the practitioners in this exciting new cross-disciplinary field of neuroscience and education is Dr Paul Howard-Jones. Paul, a lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at Bristol University and coordinator of the Neuroscience and Education Network, is using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to observe what happens to the brain under different conditions. Others, such as a team at Cambridge University, are using electro-encephalograms (EEGs) for a similar purpose.Add this article to Del.icio.us