Eleventh International School on Mind, Brain and Education

2016 September 7–13

Dynamical Coupling:
From Brain-to-Brain to Social Interaction

Directors of the School: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Directors of the Course: Uri Hasson and Thalia Wheatley

Abstract: Mariano Sigman
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina

Educational Dialogues
I will present our modern revision of the dialogue between Meno and Socrates and from there on discuss how we can perform lab based experiments to investigate educational dialogues. A natural caveat to the investigation of the teacher–student dialog is its intrinsic variability. An educational dialog can in fact follow an indefinite number of different paths. I will present a solution to this potential difficulty is to relying in a classical model of teacher–student interaction, the so-called Socratic dialog.
I will discuss how we can capitalize on this celebrated dialogue of the history of pedagogy to forge a neuroscience of teaching.