Educational neuroscience draws together cutting-edge biological and neuropsychological approaches with a practical focus on issues of relevance to education and social policy. This emerging field seeks to leverage biologically-based methods (e.g., MRI, EEG, physiological recordings, bioassays) to enhance educational practice and intervention strategies. This concentration will introduce students to current trends in educational neuroscience; provide a broad understanding of the intersections between biology, learning and well-being; and address key issues in the application of cognitive, affective, and developmental neuroscience to educational contexts. In collaboration with the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) and other partners, students will conduct research under the mentorship of faculty whose studies include using biofeedback to modulate emotion regulation; tracking neural responses to bullying interventions; describing the neurochemical dynamics of spatial cognition and mathematics learning; and determining the intersections between physiological regulation and school readiness.
Executive function, neurodevelopmental risk, school readiness, early childhood
Bullying, stress, aggression, depression, mental health
Cognitive development, spatial development, STEM learning, navigation