Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections
- ventromedial prefrontal cortex
- An anatomical location in the brain. This region is in the lower half (ventro), deep between hemispheres (medial), in the front portion (prefrontal) of the brain.
- visual cortex
- An alternate term for the occipital lobe, located in the back of the brain, that is primarily responsible for processing of visual information.
- Vygotsky, Lev
- Lev Vygotsky was a developmental psychologist whose work in the early 1900s influenced fields including child development, psychology, and education. Among many contributions, Vygotsky's work gave social contexts within which learning takes place center stage. Major implications have extended to understanding the role for a particular learner of scaffolding and support, as well as the existence of a range of performance levels.