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Neuroscientists study nerve cells, neural networks and brain systems. From these studies, they learn:

  • How the nervous system develops and functions normally, and
  • What goes wrong in neurological conditions.
The relevance of neuroscience to education
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We live in exciting times! Neuroscience has begun to shed light on the mental processes involved in learning and is producing new insights that have the potential to help school staff and others concerned with education to understand teaching and learning in new ways.

An overview

Watch this clip, which shows extracts from a speech given by the former head of the National Association of Head Teachers, Dr. Rona Tutt, in which she talks about the importance of the teaching profession drawing on the latest research from neuroscience to improve outcomes for children with special educational needs.

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