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Robots, virtual reality, and escape rooms; this is how the new classroom will look like

An article by ynet (hebrew)


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Neuroscience goes out of the lab and into the classroom

While neuroscientists have long been studying the fundamental cognitive mechanisms of human learning, a new wave of studies has been pushing the boundaries of brain research by attempting to better understand how learning takes place in real-life contexts. 

Here, using portable EEG, researchers followed high school students learning in real-life environments. The researchers identified brain synchronization as a marker of shared attention and engagement. These groundbreaking studies open the door to using neuroscience research to study attention and engagement in learning in real life settings, while also accounting for group interactions and not just individual processes. This is an important step towards overcoming the existing between insights gained in sterile lab settings, and the messy reality of learning process in classrooms.