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 merges cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and education. I study how students learn science in real classrooms using portable Electroencephalography (EEG) and eye tracking technologies.

Additionally, I am developing and evaluating science curricula, educational software, and professional development for teachers to enhance classroom-based research experiences for K-12 and university students.

Selected Publications:

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. (In Press). 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.
Contact Information
Phone486 0289
CV Ido Davidesco
Mailing AddressU-3064
Office LocationGentry 104