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New Journal to Explore Connections Between Educators and Neuroscientists

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Teachers and cognitive neuroscientists may both work with the brain, but they rarely speak the same language.

The SAGE publishing group today launched a new open-access journal, Educational Neuroscience, intended to help bridge that divide. The journal will solicit interdisciplinary studies and opinion essays from both educators and researchers on "cognitive neuroscience research that stands to inform and improve educational assessment, practice, and policy."

The journal is led by two University of California San Diego researchers: Editor-in-Chief Timothy Brown, an assistant professor in neuroscience who studies how the brain interprets word and object meanings; and Executive Editor Alan Daly, professor and chairman of the university's education science department.

"Despite longstanding interest and widespread enthusiasm for applying newly emerging neuroscientific knowledge to the educational care of children and adults, progress has been hindered by a lack of communication and integration across disciplines," Brown said in a statement. "In Educational Neuroscience, we have forged an ambitious scientific journal with a truly unique interdisciplinary structure to attract contributors and consumers who are researchers, thinkers, policymakers, and practitioners in both the cognitive neurosciences and education."

The journal has not yet opened submissions.


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