Brain and Learning - The Three Networks

 

Lifecyle

The main focus of the Lifelong Learning Network is to investigate the development of brain activity in children, and to stress the functional reorganisation of the brain of mature adults with an emphasis on enhancing the cognitive vitality and learning capacity of older adults.

Numbers

The main focus of the Numeracy Network is primarily on brain mechanisms related to fundamental educational skills that enable comprehension of mathematical thought. This will include work in basic work in numeracy skills, and will address symbolic thinking with emphasis on the cognitive psychology and neuropsychology of mathematics operations.

Words

The main focus of the Literacy Network is primarily on brain mechanisms related to fundamental educational skills that enable comprehension of written symbols. This will include work in basic literacy skills and also some work in numeracy skills, with a scope ranging from pre-school abilities, basic symbol recognition, through to comprehension processes involving written materials.

Network Activity