Over the last ten years, a new research approach has been growing at an exponential rate. This approach, called neuroeducation, proposes to study problems faced by students and teachers as they learn and teach at an unexplored level of analysis: the cerebral level. Using brain imaging, neuroeducation tries not only to identify the brain mechanisms underlying school learning and teaching, but also to understand how knowing these mechanisms may contribute to the improvement of teaching practices.
Masson, S. (2012). Neuroeducation: Understanding the brain to improve teaching. Neuroeducation, 1(1), 1-2. [ PDF ]