Teaching Science to the Brain
By Shilo Rea
When you learn a new technical concept, something happens in your brain, but exactly what has been a mystery until now.
For the first time, Carnegie Mellon University scientists have traced the brain processes that occur during the learning of technical concepts. Published in NeuroImage, the findings reveal how new technical knowledge is built up in the brain during the course of different learning stages. The findings foreshadow the capability to assess the effectiveness of instruction and efficiency of learning by monitoring changes in the brain.