Educational Neuroscience

The research programme of the section Educational Neuroscience is divided into four themes:

  • Social cognition
    We are interested in basic mechanisms of social cognition - the way people think about themselves and the world around them - and how individual differences in social cognition are associated with well-being and success in school.
  • Brain, learning and development
    The Brain, learning and development program focuses on the learner in relation to education, upbringing and development. The programme group perform their work from a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • Executive functions
    Some perform well at school while others make no progress whatsoever, and even appear to be at risk of dropping out. What causes this difference?
  • Literacy & Numeracy
    More and more elementary school students score below average in reading comprehension. And which cognitive processes are the best early predictors of later math scores?