This landmark publication features leading researchers in the emerging field of educational neuroscience. The contributors investigate such questions as: What are the neurological foundations of learning and of individual differences in learning? How did educators get involved with neuroscience, and where might this involvement lead? What does neuroscience reveal about the brain's ability to use written and spoken language, to use mathematics and to think creatively? How can educational neuroscience improve the teaching of these abilities? Written for educators, this book showcases neuroscience's insights into the learning process and explores its implications for educational theory and practice. It provides applications, examples and suggestions for further thought and research.