Experimental Psychology Language and Development Seminar: Reading and arithmetic: Distinct or related building blocks?
Disabilities in reading and arithmetic often co-occur, but (dis)abilities in reading and arithmetic have mostly been studied in isolation from each other. This has resulted in two segregated research domains. In this seminar, I will present data in which we explored cross-domain associations and found that early reading and early arithmetic have a unique as well as a shared underlying cognitive basis. I will elaborate on distinct but especially shared cognitive building blocks, as they might help us to understand the co-occurrence of disabilities in reading and mathematics. Further, I want to highlight that researchers focusing on research questions within one specific research domain (especially mathematical cognition) can enrich their work by taking into account (new) scientific insights obtained in the other research domain.
Date: 2 April 2019, 15:00 (Tuesday, 12th week, Hilary 2019)
Venue: New Radcliffe House, Walton Street OX2 6NW
Venue Details: Seminar Room 2
Speaker: Kiran Vanbinst (KU Leuven)
Organising department: Department of Experimental Psychology
Host: Anne Dowker (University of Oxford)
Part of: Department of Experimental Psychology - Language & Development Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: George Goss