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Chapter 7: Rewiring brains: Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems and neuroeducation
[Page 150]In 2011, the Royal Society published a report on the implications of neuroscience for education as part of its major Brain Waves project. One of the key claims and recommendations of the report was that insights from neuroscience about the lifelong adaptability of the human brain could be used to help inform the design of ‘adaptive technologies for learning and cognitive development’:
The brain changes constantly as a result of learning, and remains ‘plastic’ throughout life. Neuroscience has shown that learning a skill changes the brain and that these changes revert when practice of the skill ceases. … Thus, neuroscience has a key role in investigating means of boosting ...