Ido Davidesco

Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences

Educational Psychology


Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences

Academic Degrees:

Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Open University of Israel

Research Interests:

My research is positioned at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and science education. Utilizing recent developments in portable and wearable technologies (e.g., portable EEG), my research investigates student attention and engagement in science learning across different contexts (e.g., face-to-face and online). Additionally, I investigate how wearable technologies can be used to engage high school and university students in scientific investigations that are both authentic and personally relevant.

Selected Publications:

Davidesco, I., Matuk, C., Bevilacqua, D., Poeppel, D., & Dikker, S. (2021). Neuroscience Research in the Classroom: Portable Brain Technologies in Education Research. Educational Researcher50(9), 649-656.

Davidesco, I. (2020). Brain-to-Brain Synchrony in the STEM Classroom. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 19(3).

Keller, A.S., Davidesco, I., & Tanner, K.D. (2020). Attention Matters: How Orchestrating Attention Relates To Classroom Learning. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 19(3).

Davidesco, I., & Milne, C. (2019).  Implementing Cognitive Science and Discipline-Based Education Research in the Undergraduate Science Classroom. CBE-Life Sciences Education, 18(3), es4.

Bevilacqua, D.*, Davidesco, I.*, Wan, L., Oostrik, M., Chaloner, K., Rowland, J., Ding, M., Poeppel, D., & Dikker, S. (2019). Brain-to- Brain Synchrony and Learning Outcomes vary by Student-Teacher Dynamics: Evidence from a real-world classroom EEG study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31(3), 401-411.
(* these authors contributed equally)

Dikker, S., Wan, L., Davidesco, I., Kaggen, L., Oostrik, M., McClintock, J., Rowland, J., Van Bavel, J., Ding, M., & Poeppel, D. (2017). Brain-to-Brain Synchrony Tracks Real-World Dynamic Group Interactions in the Classroom. Current Biology, 27, 1375-1380.

Ido Davidesco.
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