Flatlined in class

In a week linked to sensors, a student’s electrodermal activity, a way to measure emotion, cognition and attention,  nearly flatlined during classes, blogs Joi Ito. (Here’s a pdf of the research paper.) However, the student was active in labs and study sessions — and sleep. “Obviously, this is just one student and doesn’t necessarily generalize,” notes Ito, who directs MIT’s Media Lab.


A week of student electrodermal activity

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  1. Of course, we’ve known this for years if we listen to the warnings of people like Neil Postman and John Holt. #justsayin

  2. I’d say the word “necessarily” is misleading. It doesn’t generalize at all.