The NeuroLearning Center has the goal of understanding the neural bases of learning, including the brain changes that accompany learning in educational domains, in human development, and in overcoming cognitive impairments. This Center will examine basic learning, memory and language processes in children and adults and in specific educational domains such as math, reading, and second-language learning. We will use brain imaging and other tools to study brain-behavior relations in learning.
Faculty from across the University of Pittsburgh, including the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), and the School of Education will contribute to this Center. LRDC, for example, has six faculty members with joint appointments in the Department of Psychology who are engaged in brain-related research that involves the use of magnetic resonance and other brain-imaging tools in the study of learning, memory, and language.