Hayes, J.C. & Kraemer, D.J.M. (2017). Grounded understanding of abstract concepts: The case of STEM learning. Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2:7.
Explores the connection between grounded cognition – the notion that knowledge partially relies on neural mechanisms pertaining to sensory and motoric processes – and STEM learning, evaluating several theories describing how the brain supports concept learning and proposing new research avenues awaiting exploration.