Connecting Brain and Learning Sciences An Optical Brain Imaging Approach to Monitoring Development of Expertise in UAV Piloting

Çakır, Murat Perit
Menda, Justin
İzzetoğlu, Kurtuluş
Onaral, Banu
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M. P. Çakır, J. Menda, K. İzzetoğlu, and B. Onaral, “Connecting Brain and Learning Sciences An Optical Brain Imaging Approach to Monitoring Development of Expertise in UAV Piloting,” presented at the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010), (29 Haziran - 02 Temmuz 2010), 2010, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: