NeuroIS tools have increasingly been used to examine cognitive behaviors in educational settings. Here we present results of ongoing work applying neurophysiological tools to examine the cognitive load of student learners in the context of chemistry education. In particular, we investigate how individual characteristics relate to the Pope Engagement Index for students interacting with an information system for visualizing molecules. Characteristics such as meditation, levels of athleticism, and medication affecting alertness were found to significantly and positively correlate with cognitive load.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Information Systems and Neuroscience - NeuroIS Retreat 2020|
|Editors||Fred D. Davis, René Riedl, Jan vom Brocke, Pierre-Majorique Léger, Adriane B. Randolph, Thomas Fischer|
|Publisher||Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 2020|
|Event||Virtual conference NeuroIS Retreat, 2020 - Vienna, Austria|
Duration: Jun 2 2020 → Jun 4 2020
|Name||Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation|
|Conference||Virtual conference NeuroIS Retreat, 2020|
|Period||6/2/20 → 6/4/20|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
1 This work was funded by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1711425.
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- Chemistry student learners
- Cognitive load
- Individual characteristics
- Pope engagement index