Project Title

Using NeuroIS Tools to Understand How Individual Characteristics Relate to Cognitive Behaviors of Students

Faculty Sponsor Name

Adriane Randolph

Additional Faculty

Kimberly Cortes, Chemistry and Biochemistry, klinenbe@kennesaw.edu Cassidy Terrell, Biochemistry, terre031@r.umn.edu

Abstract (300 words maximum)

NeuroIS tools have increasingly been used to examine cognitive behaviors in educational settings. Here we present results of ongoing work applying neurophysiological tools to examine the cognitive load of student learners in the context of chemistry education. In particular, we investigate how individual characteristics relate to the Pope Engagement Index for students interacting with an information system for visualizing molecules. Characteristics such as gender, medication affecting alertness, hand dexterity skills, and levels of athleticism were found to significantly correlate with cognitive load.

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Using NeuroIS Tools to Understand How Individual Characteristics Relate to Cognitive Behaviors of Students

NeuroIS tools have increasingly been used to examine cognitive behaviors in educational settings. Here we present results of ongoing work applying neurophysiological tools to examine the cognitive load of student learners in the context of chemistry education. In particular, we investigate how individual characteristics relate to the Pope Engagement Index for students interacting with an information system for visualizing molecules. Characteristics such as gender, medication affecting alertness, hand dexterity skills, and levels of athleticism were found to significantly correlate with cognitive load.