Physical Experience Enhances Science Learning

  title={Physical Experience Enhances Science Learning},
  author={Carly Kontra and D. J. Lyons and S. Fischer and S. Beilock},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={737 - 749}
  • Carly Kontra, D. J. Lyons, +1 author S. Beilock
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • Three laboratory experiments involving students’ behavior and brain imaging and one randomized field experiment in a college physics class explored the importance of physical experience in science learning. We reasoned that students’ understanding of science concepts such as torque and angular momentum is aided by activation of sensorimotor brain systems that add kinetic detail and meaning to students’ thinking. We tested whether physical experience with angular momentum increases involvement… CONTINUE READING

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