The overarching aims of our Education Division are:
To understand how the multiple domains of cognitive control—attention, working memory, and goal management—contribute to individual differences in learning.
To understand how enhancing these abilities in young minds could result in meaningful benefits to academic achievement and real-world outcomes.
Research is just beginning to reveal how the developmental trajectories of multidimensional cognitive control profiles precisely tie to academic outcomes across childhood. We take a novel approach in that we investigate whether personalized, closed-loop cognitive training, targeted to each student’s unique cognitive profile, can make a significant impact on academic achievement across content areas.
Using sophisticated neuroimaging, adaptive cognitive assessments, and video game training technology, the division investigates real-world learning and mechanisms that influence academic achievement and overall cognitive health.
We partner with K-12 districts and higher education institutions across the country to assess our state-of-the-art mobile tool that quickly and robustly evaluate cognitive control abilities.
We are actively seeking partners in this effort: educators who want to enroll their school/district in any of our programs (or be put on a waitlist), and funders who want to sponsor education research at Neuroscape.
Our research focuses currently underway include: Classroom Assessments, Videogame Training.
Director, Education Division