NeurAL Lab Team

Neuroscience Applications for Learning (NeurAL) Laboratory is an interdisciplinary team of faculty and student researchers who use cognitive and social neuroscience methodologies and tools to explore how people learn individually and in groups. Our focus is on learners who exhibit a wide range of attentional and cognitive differences (e.g., inhibitory control, spatial ability, working memory capacity, reading ability etc.) Studies are designed using or replicating the authentic learning contexts of the 21st century and produce actionable implications for improving the design and practice of learning and teaching.

Our research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (Science of Learning, Cyberlearning and Future Technologies, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education, GoLife), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the University of Florida (College of Education Research Incentive Fund and UF Research Opportunity Fund). We value collaboration and we would welcome an opportunity to discuss potential projects with you.

Our Team

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    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~ William Yeats

    Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko

    Dr. Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida and Director of the NeurAL Lab.

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    Carole Beal

    Dr. Carole Beal is a Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida and Director of the UF Online Learning Institute.

  • Kara Dawson

    Kara Dawson

    Dr. Kara Dawson is the Fien Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida.

  • Albert Ritzhaupt

    Albert Ritzhaupt

    Dr. Albert Ritzhaupt is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida.

  • Linda Lombardino

    Linda Lombardino

    Dr. Linda J. Lombardino is a professor of Speech-Language Pathology in the School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida.

  • Andreas Keil

    Andreas Keil

    Dr. Andreas Keil is a Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Florida, interested in the brain electric processes underlying cognition and behavior.

  • Jiahui Wang

    Jiahui Wang

    Jiahui is a Research Fellow and PhD student in Educational Technology interested in applying EEG and eye-tracking in educational research.

  • Natercia

    Natercia Valle

    Natercia is a Master’s student in Educational Technology interested in self-regulated learning, attention, and cognitive neuroscience.

  • Robert Davis

    Robert Davis

    Robert is a PhD student in Educational Technology interested in cognitive dynamics during foreign language learning.

  • Wenjing

    Wenjing Luo

    Wenjing is a doctoral fellow in Educational Technology with interests in digital learning environments, neuroscience, and literacy education.

  • Nihan

    Nihan Dogan

    Nihan is a PhD student in Educational Technology interested in technology integration, individual differences in technology-enhanced learning environments and neuroscience in education.

  • Li Cheng

    Li Cheng

    Li is a PhD student in Educational Technology interested in designing collaborative technology-enhanced learning environments and educational neuroscience.

pashaOur Team