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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.

A School of Education seminar
Speaker(s)Dr Dénes Szűcs (University of Cambridge)
Date29 October 2013
PlaceBaring Court 114

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.

Intended audienceStaff and students from Exeter University, visitors from other educational institutions and partnership schools.
Registration informationBooking is not required.
OrganizerTamara Snell
Dr_D__nes_Sz__cs.pdfDr Dénes Szűcs' Abstract and Biography (202K)
Dr_Denes_Szucs.pdfDr Dénes Szűcs' PowerPoint presentation (2151K)

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