Sensory neuroscience revisited

In the past week or so, I have been immersed in my first sensory neuroscience conferences for 10 years (and ironically, they managed to overlap by half a day which was a bit unfortunate). The lead-up to these conferences has been somewhat frantic due to the fact that our year-long project on Simulations in Early Pilot Training required an extra month’s work to address a few extra issues.

I hope to find time to write a few more substantive posts about the various strands of ideas generated by these conferences, but the upshot was that although much has changed in sensory neuroscience, much has not. The ideas that have been percolating away in my mind while I have been occupied by elearning and simulation mirror some of the major developments in the mainstream of cognitive neuroscience, and the time is ripe for the application to training of learning principles firmly grounded in cognitive neuroscience.

It’s all very exciting. Watch this space for updates of ideas (although this always takes longer than I think it will …)

2 thoughts on “Sensory neuroscience revisited”

  1. Hi izwise (I don’t see any other name in your post.) I’m a 50 yr old elearning ID writer and consultant, and I’m at the verge of starting a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science, an area I’ve long been interested in. I would love to get your perspective on this life change. I’m not quite sure what to expect in terms of how I can combine my experience (20 yrs of training development, both e and otherwise) with my new field, but I googled “elearning cogsci” today and got quite a few hits which are giving me some ideas. Still, I want to get input from someone who’s been thereon how the two fields interconnect. If you have a moment, please drop me a line at Thanks, Mitch

  2. Hi Mitch,

    Have a look at my wiki for a somewhat scattered set of ideas and there is also probably somt stuff in my recent presentations / papers. The notes for this presentation might also be useful. I’ll certainly be updating my blog and wiki reasonably regularly over the next few weeks and months with more focussed writing.

    Lisa Wise

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