Ed is in San Francisco for the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association where he is chairing a session titled Contributions of Basic Cognitive Processes to School-Based Mathematics Learning: Uncovering the Neural Pathways. The program includes Justin Halberda (Johns Hopkins), Ed, Miriam Rosenberg-Lee and Kristen Pilner Blair (both Stanford), and builds from an understanding of the approximate number system (ANS), to how symbols link with the ANS, and then on to understanding the role of working memory in math, and how children might use an understanding of symmetry to better understand negative numbers.
Our two Undergraduate Research Scholars, Jen Hathaway and Christina Tran will be presenting in Talk session III (3:45 – 5:00 pm) in the Wisconsin Idea room this Thursday, April 18 as part of the Undergraduate Research Symposium: http://www.learning.wisc.edu/ugsymposium/ Please attend to support all undergraduate research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The Educational Neuroscience lab is excited to welcome our first PhD student, Liz Toomarian! Liz comes to us from U.C. San Diego, where she did her undergraduate studies in Cognitive Science, with a specialization in Neuroscience. As an undergrad, she worked on intervention projects to help children with dyslexia, and has been a research assistant in UCSD’s Developmental Neuroimaging lab for the past three years. With Liz’s combination of experience, skill and interests, she’s a great fit for educational neuroscience, and we’re very excited to have her join us here in Madison. Welcome Liz!