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Issues from Neuroscience

  • Ton de Jong
  • Tamara van Gog
  • Kathleen Jenks
  • Sarah Manlove
  • Janet van Hell
  • Jelle Jolles
  • Jeroen van Merriënboer
  • Theo van Leeuwen
  • Annemarie Boschloo
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Issues from Neuroscience

The present volume takes educational issues as a starting point and looks at possible contributions which could be given from the point of view of cognitive neuroscience. Issues that directly arise from the neurosciences which might be of relevance for education are only described in relation to educational issues. The interested reader is referred to recent reviews and ‘opinion’ articles which take a more cognitive neuroscience stance (e.g., Ansari & Coch, 2006; Casey, Getz, & Galvan, 2008; Jolles, 2007a,b; OECD, 2002, 2007; Steinberg, 2008) and other papers, mentioned in the Introduction. Yet, two issues deserve a short elaboration, because they are pertinent to the scientific findings and directions described in earlier sections. This concerns the issues of ‘plasticity’ and ‘maturation’.

Keywords

Neuronal Network Nervous Tissue Grey Matter Volume Late Adolescence Medial Prefrontal Cortex 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ton de Jong
    • 1
  • Tamara van Gog
    • 2
  • Kathleen Jenks
    • 3
  • Sarah Manlove
    • 4
  • Janet van Hell
    • 3
  • Jelle Jolles
    • 5
  • Jeroen van Merriënboer
    • 6
  • Theo van Leeuwen
    • 1
  • Annemarie Boschloo
    • 5
  1. 1.Faculty of Behavioral SciencesUniversity of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  2. 2.Centre for Learning Sciences and TechnologiesOpen University of the NetherlandsHeerlenNetherlands
  3. 3.Behavioural Science InstituteRadboud University NijmegenNijmegenNetherlands
  4. 4.University of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands
  5. 5.Faculty of Psychology and EducationVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  6. 6.Open University of the NetherlandsHeerlenNetherlands

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