First International School On Mind, Brain And Education

2005 July 16-20

Summer Institute on
Mind, Brain and Education

Directors: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Program officer: María Lourdes Majdalani

Abstract: Antonio M. Battro
Academia Nacional de Educación, ARGENTINA
One Laptop Per Child Association. Chief Education Officer.

Building a NeuroLab in a school
Educational neurocognitive science, neuroeducation for short, is making a great leap from university research laboratories to NeuroLabs in schools. In particular new brain imaging technologies (near infrared spectrography NIRS, for instance) are becoming more accessible and portable and ready to be used in the classroom. The new school setting will open the opportunity to study the student’s and teacher’s brains interacting in the most diverse fields of knowledge. The impact of this new way of addressing the dynamical process of education can be only compared with the dramatic changes produced by the introduction of the computer and the Internet in the school. NeuroLabs will play also a fundamental role in the era of globalized education. Finally a NeuroLab Consortium is proposed to build a network around the world for neuroeducation.