One of the goals that educational neuroscientists pursue is to develop an educational intervention/treatment optimal for individual learners,based on neurobiological findings.Suppose that you have developed an educational training/treatment to improve any one of the following complex psychological behaviors in children/adolescents(select one which you are the most interested in):
•executive function skills
•mathematicalor visuospatial ability
•social communication skills
•externalizing behavior problems
•internalizing behavior problems
Now, you want to evaluate whether your training/treatment indeed influences structural and/or functional brain change implicated in the improvement of your selected behavior, by using any neuroimaging method performed before (pre-test) and after(post-test)your training/treatment.
For the final paper, please (1) indicate which one of the above complex psychological behaviors you select and(2) choose at least two brain subregions that you would target for your evaluation research.
Then, please (3) justify why you target these brain subregions and how they are associated with your selected behavior and (4) discuss what would be your expected brain change(s)between the pre-test and the post-test(e.g., increased or decreased brain activation)if your training/treatment is effective for improving your selected behavior in children/adolescents and support your expected outcome(s).
If you discuss task-related fMRI or event-related potentials(ERP), make sure to indicate what kind of psychological task you would use during MRI scan or EEG recording (Note: you do NOT need to describe the task in details; simply tell me whether the task assesses executive function skills, language ability, mathematical/visuospatial ability, social communication skills, externalizing symptoms,internalizing symptoms,or intelligence).
To get full credit, be as specific as possible。