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Education

Neuroscape’s Education Division is dedicated to supporting the development of healthy young minds by designing novel assessment and learning tools for kids. Our division seeks to help children and adolescents better build their core cognitive capacities, specifically, the cognitive control abilities that learning relies upon (Note: cognitive control is often referred to as executive function in the education field; we use the terms interchangeably).

Using sophisticated cognitive assessments and video game training technology, we investigate the mechanisms that influence overall cognitive health, learning, and mental and physical wellbeing in youth. The Education Division’s research takes a multi-pronged approach to understand how to support children’s success. We use behavioral and neuroimaging assessments to understand the development of the neural mechanisms of these abilities and partner with K-12 schools to understand how these skills manifest in student’s real-world learning environments. 

We are actively recruiting both individuals interested in being citizen scientists for our in-lab studies as well as educators interested in partnering with us for our in-school research. Our work is dedicated to innovating new ways to support skill growth and helping every child realize their full potential. 

Education

Neuroscape’s Education Division is dedicated to supporting the development of healthy young minds by designing novel assessment and learning tools for kids. Our division seeks to help children and adolescents better build their core cognitive capacities, specifically, the cognitive control abilities that learning relies upon (Note: cognitive control is often referred to as executive function in the education field; we use the terms interchangeably).

Using sophisticated cognitive assessments and video game training technology, we investigate the mechanisms that influence overall cognitive health, learning, and mental and physical wellbeing in youth. The Education Division’s research takes a multi-pronged approach to understand how to support children’s success. We use behavioral and neuroimaging assessments to understand the development of the neural mechanisms of these abilities and partner with K-12 schools to understand how these skills manifest in student’s real-world learning environments. 

We are actively recruiting both individuals interested in being citizen scientists for our in-lab studies as well as educators interested in partnering with us for our in-school research. Our work is dedicated to innovating new ways to support skill growth and helping every child realize their full potential. 

Education

Neuroscape’s Education Division is dedicated to supporting the development of healthy young minds by designing novel assessment and learning tools for kids. Our division seeks to help children and adolescents better build their core cognitive capacities, specifically, the cognitive control abilities that learning relies upon (Note: cognitive control is often referred to as executive function in the education field; we use the terms interchangeably).

Using sophisticated cognitive assessments and video game training technology, we investigate the mechanisms that influence overall cognitive health, learning, and mental and physical wellbeing in youth. The Education Division’s research takes a multi-pronged approach to understand how to support children’s success. We use behavioral and neuroimaging assessments to understand the development of the neural mechanisms of these abilities and partner with K-12 schools to understand how these skills manifest in student’s real-world learning environments. 

We are actively recruiting both individuals interested in being citizen scientists for our in-lab studies as well as educators interested in partnering with us for our in-school research. Our work is dedicated to innovating new ways to support skill growth and helping every child realize their full potential. 

Cognitive Skills Assessments

Our assessment work focuses on understanding relationships between cognitive abilities and real-world outcomes. These studies use precision cognitive mapping tools, such as ACE, to track how cognitive control (or executive function) is related to learning and health, how they develop over time, and whether they can be improved using our targeted cognitive training programs. 

Our research seeks to understand the spectrum of cognitive abilities and brain function in young minds. First, we work in partnership with our Neuroscience Division to advance our basic understanding of neurocognitive development in typically developing youth. Second, we work directly with our Clinical Division to extend this research to clinical populations, allowing us to understand how to best support these students’ cognitive difficulties. Currently, this work places special emphasis on those with learning differences and those with neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders.

Our ongoing studies range from rapid, remote assessments of cognition and behavior to in-depth assessments of cognition and underlying brain function using neuroimaging tools such as fMRI and EEG.

Translational Science in Learning

We work hand in hand with our Technology Division to develop video game training technology that supports the development of cognitive abilities in young minds. This research tests how we can improve a broad range of outcomes using our closed-loop, adaptive video game training programs. Our future goal is to examine whether personalized training, targeted to each child’s unique profile, can make a significant impact on their cognition, academic achievement, and overall health. 

We have ongoing studies with several novel interventions developed in-house at Neuroscape, such as Engage, Boing, and Coherence.

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