Bringing Neuroscience to the Classroom: A Case for the Value of Mind, Brain and Education
Jane is a recent graduate with a B.A. (hons) in Psychology from Western University. She is particularly interested in developmental psychology and for that reason she chose to specialize in developmental cognitive neuroscience. In the final year of her undergraduate degree Jane completed a thesis project investigating the neural and behavioral correlates of numerical and non-numerical ordering. Her thesis was recognized as the best 4th year thesis in Psychology at Western and she was awarded a certificate of academic excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association for the project. Jane is currently working as a research assistant in a numerical cognition lab, where she is assisting with various behavioral and neural imaging projects investigating how children learn math. She is specifically interested in how scientific research can be applied to improve education. Jane hopes to continue her studies and eventually complete a PhD in developmental psychology.