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The Educational Neuroscience Initiative at the Stanford Graduate School of Education is aimed at creating a new form of actionable research that links school-based educational innovation with advances in the neuroscience of emerging math and reading.

We partner with local schools to bring unique neuroscience learning opportunities to students, and explore how changes in the brain's neural circuitry support emerging skills that are foundational to education, and how school experiences help to change, shape and tune brain circuitry that are critical to the emergence of the educated mind.  Embedding EEG research within schools and infusing developmental cognitive neuroscience insights into educational approaches provide the basis for the new form of research we call Educational Neuroscience. 

This initiative also supports cutting-edge developments in the use of Steady-State Visual Evoked Potentials (SSVEP) and Reliable Components Analysis to track changes in neural circuits over the course of schooling experiences, as well as novel ways of connecting large scale developmental cognitive neuroscience datasets with corresponding evidence of educational opportunity, inequity, and change.

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