Dr Denes Szucs (University of Cambridge) - Title: Testing theories of developmental dyscalculia
This seminar is also of interest to the Department of Psychology and the Medical School.
Developmental dyscalculia (DD) is a learning difficulty thought to be specific to mathematics. Currently dominant cognitive neuroscience theories of DD suggest that DD originates from the impairment of the magnitude representation (MR) of the human brain, residing in the interparietal sulcus (IPS), or from impaired connections between number symbols and the MR. However, behavioural research offers several alternative theories for DD and neuro-imaging also suggests that impairments in DD may be linked to disruptions of other functions of the IPS than the MR. That is, besides the MR, impairment of working memory, attention, inhibition and spatial processing were also proposed to underlie DD. Read more in the abstract.
|A School of Education seminar|
|Speaker(s)||Dr Dénes Szűcs (University of Cambridge)|
|Date||29 October 2013|
|Place||Baring Court 114|
|Intended audience||Staff and students from Exeter University, visitors from other educational institutions and partnership schools.|
|Registration information||Booking is not required.|
|Dr_D__nes_Sz__cs.pdf||Dr Dénes Szűcs' Abstract and Biography (202K)|
|Dr_Denes_Szucs.pdf||Dr Dénes Szűcs' PowerPoint presentation (2151K)|
Baring Court 114