The site facilitates research and collaboration in academic endeavors. Stanford Professor Bruce McCandliss found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading. His laboratory employs … “Brains are incredibly plastic,” said Bruce McCandliss, a professor of educational neuroscience at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE). “At certain levels of … Bruce McCandliss is a Professor in the Stanford Graduate School of Education and (by courtesy) Department of Psychology at Stanford University. "We also have state-of-the-art neuroimaging facilities and a renowned school of education. Researchers have come a long way in recent years toward uncovering how dynamic the human brain can be. He studies developmental cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis of questions of how the neural substrates of several cognitive abilities change via learning and education. Bruce McCandliss is part of Stanford Profiles, official site for faculty, postdocs, students and staff information (Expertise, Bio, Research, Publications, and more). And that has major implications for how we educate our kids. "Stanford is looked to as a place of innovation in graduate education," McCandliss said.