Neuroscience is the study of the brain and nervous system. Neuroscientists focus on interpreting how the brain controls of all its varied and diverse functions. According to the Society for Neuroscience, “Brain researchers are motivated to understand behavior. How do cell circuits enable us to read and speak? How and why do we form relationships? How do we think, remember, despair, or motivate?”. Additionally, neuroscientists focus on disorders of the brain and body—how they occur and how they might be prevented or cured.
Although neuroscience is not a new field, the focused application of neuroscience to education has been relatively recent. According to Beauchamp and Beauchamp, “Modern neuroscience research has produced findings about the brain and its functioning that could potentially impact the ways teachers in school classrooms approach their learners”. These findings can also have an impact on how instructional designers go about creating instruction. It should be noted that despite the positive applications of neuroscience in education, there have been many documented instances where applications