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Dr Wei Wei

Visiting Academic


Dr. Wei is a Lecturer at the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Zhejiang University, China. Her research interests are the behavioural manifestation and biological bases for gender differences in mathematical cognition and cognitive mechanism of mathematical cognition. She has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Psychological Science, Human Brain Mapping, Frontiers in Psychology, and British Journal of Educational Psychology, etc. In the CNE lab, she is working with Dr. Dénes Szűcs on a cross-culture study.

Key Publications

  • Wei Wei, Hongbo Yuan, Chuansheng Chen, Xinlin Zhou (2012). Cognitive correlates of performance in advanced mathematics. British Journal of Educational Psychology. 82: 157-181.
  • Wei Wei, Hao Lu, Hui Zhao, Chuansheng Chen, Qi Dong, Xinlin Zhou (2012). Gender differences in children’s arithmetic are accounted for by gender differences in language abilities. Psychological Science. 23 (3): 320-330.
  • Wei Wei, Chuansheng Chen, Tao Yang, Han Zhang, Xinlin Zhou (2014). Dissociated Neural Correlates of Quantity Processing of Quantifiers, Numbers and Numerosities. Human Brain Mapping, 35: 444–454.
  • Rodic, M., Zhou, X., Tikhomirova, T., Wei, W., Malykh, S., Ismatulina, V., Sabirova, E., Davidova, Y., Tosto, M. G., Lemelin, J.-P. and Kovas, Y. (2014), Cross-cultural investigation into cognitive underpinnings of individual differences in early arithmetic. Developmental Science. doi: 10.1111/desc.12204.
  • Xinlin Zhou, Wei Wei, Yiyun Zhang, Jiaxin Cui, Chuansheng Chen (2015). Visual perception can account for the close relation between numerosity processing and computational fluency. Frontiers in Psychology.doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01364.
  • Wei Wei, ChuanshengChen, & XinlinZhou. (2016). Spatial Ability Explains the Male Advantage in Approximate Arithmetic. Frontiers in Psychology, 7.
  • Wei Wei, Chuansheng, Chen, Qi Dong, & Xinlin Zhou. (2016). Sex differences in gray matter volume of the right anterior hippocampus explain sex differences in three-dimensional mental rotation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 580.