The Laboratory of Neuroscience for Education

We seek to innovate education by leveraging cutting edge neuroscience findings and neuro-technology.

以前沿神經科學技術引領教育的革新

Upcoming talk at 2017 International Science of Learning Conference: Recent advances in EEG source imaging and new opportunities for investigating natural reading

Prof. Akaysha Tang will give a seminar on “Recent advances in EEG source imaging and new opportunities for investigating natural reading” at the 2017 International Science of Learning Conference in Brisbane, Australia, on September 18-20th. Abstract: Understanding neural mechanisms underlying learning outside of the laboratory is challenging due to  (1) high measurement noise level in the natural environment; (2) high expense of…

Prof. Akaysha Tang receives HK$1,670,000 donation from Sweeting Memorial Fund (including SHAC and UGC Matching Funds)

The Sweeting family has generously pledged a donation of HK$720,000 to the Faculty of Education as a start up capital of the Professor Anthony Edward Sweeting Memorial Fund.   Mrs. Sansan Ching Sweeting recently selected Prof. Akayaha Tang, the Director of the newly established the Laboratory of Neuroscience for Education (NfE Lab) as the recipient of the Sweeting Fund.  The…

Invited talk at the Workshop on Brain Signal Variability: EEG-based Brain Source Imaging and Neurotechnology for Learning

Prof Akaysha Tang gave a talk at the Workshop on Brain Signal Variability, hosted by the Institute of Creativity, the Hong Kong Baptist University on  July 31, 2017. Abstract When one is first taught the meaning of a new word, some changes must occur rapidly in the brain which encode and enable the future use of this new information.   To understand the neural…

Seminar: Transforming negative emotion via religious chanting

June 16, 2017.  Friday 12 noon – 1:30 pm  NfE Lab, MWC 531 Dr. Junling Gao was a clinical neurologist trained in the  Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He received his Ph.D in Neurology from the Medical School, the University of Hong Kong, for work on dementia using neuroimaging methods. He also received a Master degree in Buddhists Studies…

Diffuse Optical Imaging Methodologies for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Dec 7, 2016.  12:30-13:45.  MW550 Dr. Rob J Cooper University College London, London · Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering Newborn infants are extremely vulnerable to a range of brain injuries that can result in significant and life-long disability.  While neonatal medicine has dramatically improved the survival rates of preterm and brain-injured infants, the proportion of these infants that suffer…

A computational model of stress and stress hormone regulation

Dec 19, 2016.  16:30–18:00.  MW 538 Professor Maria-Rita Rosaria D’Orsogna California State University Northridge, Mathematics Department, Institute for Sustainability The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a neuroendocrine system that regulates numerous physiological processes and plays an important role in learning and memory.  Disruptions in its activity are correlated with stress-related diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), typically characterized by low basal…