Neuroscience and education: from research to practice?

Nat Rev Neurosci. 2006 May;7(5):406-11. doi: 10.1038/nrn1907.


Cognitive neuroscience is making rapid strides in areas highly relevant to education. However, there is a gulf between current science and direct classroom applications. Most scientists would argue that filling the gulf is premature. Nevertheless, at present, teachers are at the receiving end of numerous 'brain-based learning' packages. Some of these contain alarming amounts of misinformation, yet such packages are being used in many schools. What, if anything, can neuroscientists do to help good neuroscience into education?

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain Diseases* / pathology
  • Brain Diseases* / physiopathology
  • Brain Diseases* / therapy
  • Humans
  • Neurosciences / education*
  • Neurosciences / methods*
  • Problem-Based Learning*
  • Research*