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.