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Cognitive Neuroscience

The advent of the ability to image the human brain has given rise to a new subdiscipline of cognitive neuroscience at the interface of neuroscience and psychology. Although neuroscience seeks to understand all brains and often chooses the simplest organism to gain the most general principles, cognitive neuroscience is centered on understanding the function of the human brain. Among the most important topics of the new field are attention, memory, and learning, all of obvious interest to the field of education.

Studies using the methods and theory of cognitive neuroscience applied to education have used various terms such as educational neuroscience or brain and education, and the journals Mind, Brain, and Education and Trends in Neuroscience and Education are central to the field. This entry ...

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