Pic of the Day: Costa Rica at forefront of neuroscience in education study
What looks like a scene straight out of an episode of “Black Mirror” is a new reality in Costa Rica.
The featured photo shows Costa Rican students using Neurolabs headsets to measure their electromagnetic brain activity while being exposed to different mental exercises and visual stimuli.
Costa Rica and five other countries are part of a global study of neuroscience as applied to education. The photographs in this story were taken by AFP’s Ezequiel Becerra during the launch of the project in San José on March 7.
The study hopes to help schools improve teaching methods by measuring students’ response to stimuli while being exposed to exercises and challenges of comprehension or observation.
This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5% Club. If only 5 percent of our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.
You may be interested
¡Viva siempre la paz! Costa Rica celebrates army abolition with holiday weekendAlejandro Zúñiga - November 27, 2020
Costa Ricans will enjoy a long weekend to end November as the country celebrates a national holiday in commemoration of…
PAHO urges countries not to require coronavirus tests from travelersAFP - November 27, 2020
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged countries not to require coronavirus tests from travelers, saying they give a "false…
Eta and Iota left 200 dead, millions in financial losses across Central AmericaAFP - November 27, 2020
Hurricanes Eta and Iota, which hit Central America this month, left at least 200 confirmed dead and as many missing,…