Educational neuroscience is an emerging scientific field that brings together researchers in cognitive neuroscience, developmental cognitive neuroscience, educational psychology, educational technology, education theory and other related disciplines to explore the interactions between biological processes and education.
There are 2 main streams of knowledge which link neuroscience to education: (i) brain structures responsible for various educational processes like reading, attention, memory, calculation, language acquisition, etc. and (ii) the manner in which educational processes affect brain structure and function. Extensive research over the last few years has demonstrated the role of these processes in learning, more specifically in the field of literacy and education.
There is growing interest in the contributions of neuroscience to educational practice; however, to date, neuroscience seems to have had little impact on education. Nonetheless, neuroscience has potential value for education on several fronts