Educators have been a bit late in applying the immense value of neuroscience, but it’s here in education right now, according to Dr Steve Miller, keynote speaker at the Educating with Neuroscience 2016 conference (ENS 2016) in Melbourne on Friday 26 August.
“It's here now, and if you haven't looked you may not have noticed it,” he says. “Here's the examples I give people:
- Pro athletes are doing neuroscience training to be better at being competitive athletes.
- The military in a dozen countries uses brain training to make their elite teams more consistently elite.
- Every hospital has a neuroscience team that uses neuroscience technologies in neurology to help assess things.
- Companies around the world, if you look at the Fortune top 100 companies, half of them have done a neuroscience study to see what they should be doing to make something more effective, or improve decision making, or to make decision making work among their consumers.
The place where it's last, to be honest, is in the learning space, in education.”
Expert and experienced speakers at ENS 2016 Conference