Educational neuroscience: Adding up factors of how children learn mathematics

Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Families and Schools Author
01/23/2019 Added
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Nebraska researcher Carrie Clark, assistant professor of educational psychology, is using functional MRI technology to capture brain activity while children learn mathematics. Funded by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Office of Research and Economic Development, Clark is exploring the relationship between children’s mathematics learning and executive function — the ability to maintain focus and behave in a goal-oriented way. It is a new application of fMRI technology in the relatively new field of research: educational neuroscience. Learn more at:

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