Discipline-Based Education Research Group


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DBER Group Discussion on 2014-04-17


Copyright (c) 2014 Dr. Dennis Molfese


Brain Science is an interdisciplinary science and as such touches on a host of domains that among others include Behavioral & Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Computer & Information Science, Economics, Engineering (multiple domains from Electrical to Mechanical to Structural), Education, Human Resources, Engineering, Environmental, Education, Geosciences, Engineering, Mathematical, Physical Sciences, Psychology, and Zoology. The approach provides a means to study matter from an assortment of elements to the integration of complex domains that stretch from the interactions of neuropeptides to conscious thought that cover the lifespan of single cell organisms to humans. We will touch on a few of these dimensions, addressing both misconceptions that derail or distort the educational process as well as those that sustain and enhance the growth of minds.