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?