Neural Mechanisms of Physics Learning

This is part of a collaborative project with the Neuroinformatics and Brain Connectivity Lab at Florida International University The project explores changes to neurobiology after taking physics classes (Exploring the Neural Mechanisms of Physics Learning).


Learning Physics Changes How Your Brain Works

Publications on Neuroimaging

Bartley, J.E., Riedel, M., Salo, T., Boeving, E.R., Bottenhorn, K.L., Bravo, E.I., Odean, R., Nazareth, A., Laird, R.W., Sutherland, M.T., Pruden, S.M., Brewe, E., and Laird, A.R. (2019 - Accepted pending revisions - 8 July 2019) Brain activity links performance in science reasoning with conceptual approach. Nature Science of Learning

Bartley, J. E., Boeving, E.R., Riedel, M.C., Bottenhorn, K.L., Salo, T., Eickhoff, S.B., Brewe, E., Sutherland, M.T., Laird, A.R. (2018). Meta-analytic evidence for a core problem solving network across multiple representational domains. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. 92 [19 pages], doi:

Brewe, E.*, Bartley, J.E.*, Riedel, M.C., Sawtelle, V., Salo, T., Boeving, E.R., Bravo, E.I., Odean, R., Nazareth, A., Bottenhorn, K.L., Laird, R.W., Sutherland, M.T., Pruden, S.T., and Laird, A.R., (2018). Toward a neurobiological basis for understanding learning in Modeling Instruction physics courses. Frontiers in ICT, Research Topic: Active Learning: Theoretical Perspectives, Empirical Studies and Design Profiles. 5, [10 pages], doi: *Co-first Authors.