Neuroscientists Study Real-Time Learning in Classroom Lab

Published Online: March 8, 2016 Published in Print: March 9, 2016, as Classroom Lab Helps Researchers Study Learning in Natural Setting First grader Ramsey Itani listens to a teacher at the Educational Neuropsychology Laboratory in Pullman, Wash., while hooked up to a functional near-infrared spectroscope. —Jerome Pollos for Education Week Pullman, Wash. Ramsey Itani and a handful of other students from Pullman District 267 are wired, in every sense of the word. While their class at first appears to be just a basic row of computer desks, the students in it look like extras from a mad-science movie. As 1st grader Ramsey puzzles over a computer-coding exercise, a Karate Kid-style headband over his forehead records his brain activity, triggering flares of yellow and orange splotches on a purple band on…


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