Do you love Physics? Then definitely we have got something in store for you. New studies have been carried out on the effects of solving the physics problems. The current research on Physics was lead by Eric Brewe. Eric Brewe is the Ph.D. degree holder and an associate professor at the Drexel University’s College of Arts and Science. The team conveys that different instructions possess the caliber to modify the brain activities.
The researchers made the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging abbreviated as the fMRI. The fMRI measures the blood flow through the brain. The researchers analyzed which area of the brain rises to the active state while you complete a physics reasoning task.
Brewe says, “The neurobiological processes that underpin learning are complex and not always directly connected to what we think it means to learn.” The findings of the study make its way into the Frontiers in ICT.
The research study involved about fifty students who enrolled as the volunteers. They were taught a physics course based on the ‘Modeling Instructions.’ The Modeling Instruction is a type of the physics course which encourages the students to participate actively in the course.
Before the participation, the students were asked about the abridged version of the Force Concept Inventory, while undergoing the procedure of the fMRI. The Force Concept Inventory involves the physics concept test which has been previously taught in the lower grades.
After the course completion again concluded the Force Concept Inventory test. The test was monitored by the fMRI.
The pre-instruction scans involved analyzing the brain for attention, working memory and the problem-solving. When scanned, the prefrontal cortex and the parietal cortex, collectively referred to as the ‘Central Executive Network’ showed the activity.
Brewe says, “One of the keys seemed to be an area of the brain, the dorsal lateral prefrontal cortex, that generates mental simulations. This suggests that learning physics is an inventive process, which is not typically how people think of it.”