In tonight’s show, we delve a little into the mysteries of the brain. We don’t quite answer the question “How do we learn?” completely. But we do learn about some of what happens in the brain when learning occurs. And we learn how neuroscience, studying the functions of the brain, can provide insights to educational processes for our children.
PNM reporter Dennis Shaffer talks with Edward Hubbard, a UW-Madison neuroscientist in the Dept. of Educational Psychology. Educational Psychology is an emerging field of study combining parts of neuroscience, psychology, and education.
Using the tools of neuroscience, such as electroencepholography (EEG), Hubbard’s lab can see what happens in the brain when a child experiences a teaching moment or is reading. He also does research into learning disorders, such as dyslexia, but particularly a disorder called dyscalculia, the inability to recognize arithmetic symbols or make arithmetic calculations.
To learn more about what happens in the brain, check out the website BrainFacts.org.
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