Skip to content

Share:

Course Overview

In this first of two research laboratory rotation courses (PEN 700), students gain intensive Educational / Cognitive Neuroscience laboratory research experience at a partnership university during the summers after their first and second years in the PEN doctoral program, devoting special attention to the lab’s scientific questions, hypotheses, and methods. Students will become familiar with the set of research questions guiding the laboratory’s research, understand how the questions have been approached in the laboratory setting and represented as research hypotheses, gain hands-on experience in the technical aspects of data collection and analysis in the lab, and study how the lab’s current work adds to the previous findings of the lab and the discipline. Students will also consider the principled application of the lab’s research activities to the improvement of education and society, although this topic will become a major focus of the second rotation of the following summer. Students will focus their final paper and presentation on demonstrating their knowledge of the research process in the visited lab from theory to hypothesis to research design to analysis to interpretation.

Credits: 4
Distribution: Doctorate, Graduate
Prerequisites: PEN 705, enrollment in PEN program, and CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) certification

Other Courses

This course (PEN 701) serves as an introduction to foundational issues in this discipline of Educational Neuroscience. Students are required ...
In this course, students will learn about the world¿s most advanced neuroimaging technology, and the neurophysiological principles of measurement on ...
The main objective of this two-part course, Foundations of Educational Neuroscience (fall, PEN 703 & spring, PEN 704) is to ...

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate