Cognitive Neuroscience Foundations for the Learning Sciences

Authored by: Sashank Varma , Soo-hyun Im , Astrid Schmied , Kasey Michel , Keisha Varma

International Handbook of the Learning Sciences

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138670594
eBook ISBN: 9781315617572
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Cognitive neuroscience and the learning sciences arose around the same time, in the early 1990s. Both are interdisciplinary fields, and both borrowed the theoretical constructs and experimental paradigms of cognitive psychology during their formative years. Even though they share some common intellectual ancestry, they have diverged considerably over the past 25 years. Each has pursued different research questions, adopted different methods, and incorporated different disciplines into their respective folds.

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