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Tests are such an integral part of our lives that the Think Tank decided we ought to look at them in terms of psychology and neuroscience. The Main and Deep introductory videos discuss the scientific aspects of test design and their application, questioning their relevance. Then, Julia Daley starts us off with her own dilemma of using tests for assessment.
In the Think Tank, Heather Kretschmer explores the stress and anxiety tests can produce, followed by Curtis Kelly discussing how neuroscience might have identified brain types that are better or worse suited to testing. Then Alun Roger takes us in a different (and new) direction in his examination of how the psychological disposition of test givers might affect results.
In the PLUS section, Harumi Kimura tells us about an insight she had in regard to last month’s article by Marc Helgesen on multisensory input in the listening classroom.