Learning Sciences is a new interdisciplinary field that studies how humans learn complex concepts and skills, particularly related to science, mathematics and engineering. Studies in this area seek to develop an understanding of the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in such learning.
Insights from these studies are used to develop new ways of teaching and learning. A specific focus is developing new learning designs based on emerging computational media, such as manipulable simulations and embodied interaction systems (Kinect, Leap Motion, Virtual Reality etc.).