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Developmental Dyscalculia

Meet the Dyscalculia Team, led by Dr Denes Szucs:
Fruzsi, Flo, Ali and Amy

Fruzsi, Flo, Ali and Amy

The Maths Team's projects include:


  • Developmental dyscalculia
  • Fractions (mental representation of numbers)
  • Mathematical representation of magnitude in the brain (using EEG/fMRI/ behavioural methods of analysis)
  • Maths anxiety

  • How and what do we measure?

    EEG - electroencephalography - this is a painless test which is used to measure the brain's electrical activity. The results can be shown as 'brainwaves' either on a computer screen or printed onto paper (click the image for more information)

    MRI - magnetic resonance imaging - used to create a scan of your brain (click the image to find out more)


    Task Examples - Click on the elephant to see some of the tasks


    Subject Groups/Research Projects:

  • Educational Neuroscience and Developmental Dyslexia

  • Multimodal imaging of parietal brain networks in adults and children with developmental dyscalculia
  • Dr Dénes Szücs (PI), Professor Usha Goswami, Dr Rhodri Cusack (previously at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit) and Dr Tim Rowland (Faculty of Education), with Dr Fruzsina Soltesz, Amy Devine, Alison Nobes and Dr Florence Gabriel.  Medical Research Council (£1.1M), October 2009-December 2012.

  • The Influence of Language on Numerical and Arithmetic Development
  • Dr Dénes Szücs (PI) with Dr Florence Gabriel and collaborators at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in a joint research programme supported by the Wiener-Anspach Foundation, January 2012-December 2014.

  • Understanding Maths Anxiety
  • Dr Dénes Szücs (PI) with Dr Ros McLellan (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge), Dr Ann Dowker (Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford) and Amy Devine (Cambridge). Nuffield Foundation (£201,633), 1 October 2013-30 April 2016.

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