Roland H. Grabner

Speech title:
Non-invasive brain stimulation: A promising method to enhance (school) learning?


Roland H. Grabner is full Professor of Educational Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychology, University of Graz, Austria. His main research interests lie in the cognitive and neural underpinnings of individual ability differences and school-related learning with a special focus on the domain of mathematics.

In addition, he works on the potential of non-invasive brain stimulation to enhance cognition, the role of general cognitive abilities (intelligence) in expertise development, knowledge acquisition in bilingual learning settings, and teacher training. He coordinated the Special Interest Group “Neuroscience and Education” of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) and organized multiple conferences in this research field.

Roland H. Grabner received his doctoral degree in Psychology at the University of Graz in 2005 and then moved to the Institute of Behavioral Sciences at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he habilitated in 2012. From 2012 to 2014 he was Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Göttingen, Germany.