Physiologic Correlates of Learning in a Classroom Environment


The purpose of this study is to understand the physiologic changes in the brain that occur in the education of medical students.  Ultimately, this project may help to explain the physiologic reasons behind why some students perform well on tests and others don’t, and why some students retain the information only briefly, whereas others are able to keep the knowledge throughout their careers. Additionally, this study may potentially offer a tool that could be used to evaluate different types of educational techniques as to whether they engender long-lasting or transient learning. Currently, this study is recruiting first year medical students enrolled at Boston University School of Medicine.



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