Areas of Study

Course Overview

In this second of two research laboratory rotation courses (PEN 710), students gain intensive Educational/Cognitive Neuroscience laboratory research experience at a partnership university during the summers after their first and second years in the PEN doctoral program, devoting special attention to the lab’s translational impact. Students will become familiar with the set of research questions guiding the laboratory’s research, understand how the questions have been approached in the laboratory setting and represented as research hypotheses, gain hands-on experience in the technical aspects of data collection and analysis in the lab, and study how the lab’s current work adds to the previous findings of the lab. Students will especially consider the principled application of the lab’s research activities to the improvement of education and society, which will be a topic of major focus in this second lab rotation course. Students will focus their final paper and presentation on demonstrating their knowledge of the research process in the visited lab from theory to hypothesis, to research design, to analysis and interpretation, and, to its important translational impact.

Prerequisite: PEN 700

Program: Educational Neuroscience

Credit: 4

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Special Topics

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Credits 1-3


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Credits 4


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Educational Neuroscience

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