Neuroscience, education and educational efficacy research

Max Coltheart*, Genevieve McArthur

*Corresponding author for this work

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There exists a plethora of commercial products that are claimed to be of assistance for children with educational difficulties, especially 'learning disabilities'. Typically, these products are claimed by their originators to be based on something neuroscientific, or at least to be 'inspired' by neuroscience. However, for many of these programmes, any true link with neuroscience is non-existent or tenuous at best. This chapter discusses the use of controlled trials and neuroscientific data to assess educational treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeuroscience in Education
Subtitle of host publicationThe good, the bad, and the ugly
EditorsSergio Della Sala, Mike Anderson
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780191739187
ISBN (Print)9780199600496
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2012

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