Learning Sciences is a new interdisciplinary field that studies how humans learn complex concepts and skills, particularly related to science, mathematics and engineering. Research in this area seeks to develop an understanding of the cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in such learning. Insights from these studies, related models of the cognitive/neural mechanisms involved, and experiments are then applied back to learning, to develop new ways of teaching and learning difficult concepts and skills. This understanding would then be applied to design new learning interventions based on emerging computational media, particularly embodied interaction systems such as Real Sense, Kinect, Leap Motion and Virtual Reality.
"If the brain were so simple to understand, we would be so simple that we couldn't." - Lyall Watson