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IJIET 2018 Vol.8(6): 437-442 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.6.1078

Cognitive Neuroscience in Engineering Coursework at Peruvian University Programs

Carlos A. Mugruza-Vassallo and Yolanda C. Mugruza-Vassallo

Abstract—More of the half of the 142 Peruvian universities have undergraduate programs related to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), bearing in mind the continuous changes in ICT, the present research question was: is there a consistency in coursework supporting new technologies, e.g. Cognitive Neuroscience? Results from 8051 students at electrical ICT programs were: (1) similar number of students in private and public universities; (2) not significant difference between students of private and public universities in the different databases in IEEE at around 39%, Hinari at around 3% and ScienceDirect at around 13%; (3) several different courses related to Cognitive neuroscience were found in different ways at Electronics Engineering programs; and (4) a summer course of Cognitive Neuroscience for undergraduates students was done, with two reaching a masters scholarship. On the other hand, considering Peruvian Computer Science programs, only 22% of the students have used the IEEE database. Finally, a mixed analysis was done considering coursework and student access to databases. Results pointed to top local universities with low IEEE access and greater IEEE access of other less top universities with coursework related to Cognitive Neuroscience. An example was explained of aboriginal local legend, considering past and current culture at pluricultural place in Peru, where videogames were considered. This contrasted with the low local use of scientific databases and suggested that past and current culture analysis are important as well as solutions or educative adaptations from other countries. All these results suggested that cognitive neuroscience must be part of ICT coursework.

Index Terms—Cognitive neuroscience, undergraduate coursework, information and communication technologies (ICT).

Carlos A. Mugruza-Vassallo was with Universidad de Lima, Avenida Javier Prado Este N.° 4600, Lima, Perú. He is now with the Universidad Nacional Tecnológica de Lima Sur (UNTELS), Av Central Sector 3 Grupo 1A 03, Villa EL Salvador, Lima, Perú (e-mail: cmugruza@yahoo.com).
Yolanda C. Mugruza-Vassallo was with Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Av. Tupac Amaru 210, Rímac, Lima, Perú. She is now with the Universidad de Lima, Avenida Javier Prado Este N.° 4600, Lima, Perú.


Cite: Carlos A. Mugruza-Vassallo and Yolanda C. Mugruza-Vassallo, "Cognitive Neuroscience in Engineering Coursework at Peruvian University Programs," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 437-442, 2018.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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