Topics and themes include neuroscience and educational methodologies, language and mathematical development, literacy, and various skills associated with conceptual, social, and emotional development.Educational Neuroscience offers important insights into the current state of research findings related to the interactions between biological processes and education–while paving the way to new frontiers and directions in learning and teaching.
List of contributors ix
Foreword: Imaging the Future xiiMichael I. Posner
1. Introduction 1Brian Butterworth and Andy Tolmie
2. Neuroimaging Methods 13Frederic Dick, Sarah Lloyd–Fox, Anna Blasi, Clare Elwell, and Debbie Mills
3. Computational Modeling of Learning and Teaching 46Michael S. C. Thomas and Diana Laurillard
4. Genetics for Education 77Yulia Kovas, Sergei Malykh, and Stephen A. Petrill
5. Research Methods in Educational Psychology 110Andy Tolmie
6. Language Development 134Victoria Knowland and Chris Donlan
7. Literacy Development 172Liory Fern–Pollak and Jackie Masterson
8. Mathematical Development 201Brian Butterworth and Sashank Varma
9. The Development and Application of Scientific Reasoning 237Jonathan Fugelsang and Denis Mareschal
10. Social Development 268Sarah–Jayne Blakemore, Kathrin Cohen Kadosh, Catherine L. Sebastian, Tobias Grossmann, and Mark H. Johnson
11. Emotional Development 297Alice Jones
12. Attention and Executive Control 325Michelle de Haan
Afterword 349John T. Bruer
Andy Tolmie is Chair of Psychology and Human Development and Dean of the Doctoral School at the Institute of Education, Deputy Director of the London Centre for Educational Neuroscience, and Editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology.
Brian Butterworth is Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, and founding chair of the London Centre for Education Neuroscience. He is the author of The Mathematical Brain (1999).