Project: Thinking Cap

Nataliya Kosmyna, a post-doc student at the MIT Media Lab, has created what she calls the “Thinking Cap,” a wearable system using the EPOC+ and a Bluetooth speaker that communicates praise for effort and ability in order to improve the resilience and self-esteem of students wearing it, thus aiming to positively influence their motivation and academic achievements. 

Peoples’ mindset, meaning their beliefs about their own intellectual abilities, affect their effort and thereby their performance on tasks. The goal of this project is to investigate if we can change their mindset using a technological intervention…

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