Dr Denes Szucs

Denes Szucs

University position

Senior Lecturer

Dr Denes Szucs is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

Department of Psychology

Institutes

Centre for Neuroscience in Education

Home page

http://www.cne.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/...

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Developmental Neuroscience

Interests

Szucs is a cognitive neuroscientist doing research on the representaiton of mathematics in the brain and on perceptual/motor integration and conflict detection/resolution. He is using behavioral methods, electro-physiology (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). One line of research examines the development of the representaion of magnitude in the brain. This includes research on developmental dyscalculia which is a mathematical disability in otherwise normally developing children/adults. Another line of research focuses on the separation of perceptual and motor processing and perceptual/motor conflict detection/resolution. This research combines EEG with electro-myography (EMG) and can potentially contribute to the understanding of develpmental disorders, like ADHD.

Research Focus

Keywords

cognitive neuroscience

numerical cognition

conflict detection/resolution

EEG/EMG

child development

Clinical conditions

Cognitive impairment

Dyscalculia

Equipment

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Collaborators

Cambridge

Rhodri Cusack

Usha Goswami

Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Szücs D, Soltész F, Bryce D, Whitebread D (in press), “Real-time tracking of motor response activation and response competition in a Stroop task in young children: A lateralized readiness potential study” Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

    Szücs D, Soltész F, White S (2009), “Motor conflict in Stroop tasks: direct evidence from single-trial electro-myography and electro-encephalography” Neuroimage 47, 1960-1973

    Soltész F, Szűcs D, Dékány J, Márkus A, Csépe V (2007), “A combined event-related potential and neuropsychological investigation of developmental dyscalculia” Neuroscience Letters 417:181-186 Details

    Publications

    2014

    Zhang L, Chen M, Lin C, Szűcs D (2014), “Flexible and unique representations of two-digit decimals.” Acta Psychol (Amst) 151C:89-97 Details

    Zirk-Sadowski J, Lamptey C, Devine A, Haggard M, Szűcs D (2014), “Young-age gender differences in mathematics mediated by independent control or uncontrollability.” Dev Sci Details

    2013

    Gabriel F, Coché F, Szucs D, Carette V, Rey B, Content A (2013), “A componential view of children's difficulties in learning fractions.” Front Psychol 4:715 Details

    Gabriel F, Szucs D, Content A (2013), “The mental representations of fractions: adults' same-different judgments.” Front Psychol 4:385 Details

    Gabriel FC, Szucs D, Content A (2013), “The development of the mental representations of the magnitude of fractions.” PLoS One 8(11):e80016 Details

    Kaufmann L, Mazzocco MM, Dowker A, von Aster M, Göbel SM, Grabner RH, Henik A, Jordan NC, Karmiloff-Smith AD, Kucian K, Rubinsten O, Szucs D, Shalev R, Nuerk HC (2013), “Dyscalculia from a developmental and differential perspective.” Front Psychol 4:516 Details

    Killikelly C, Szűcs D (2013), “Asymmetry in stimulus and response conflict processing across the adult lifespan: ERP and EMG evidence.” Cortex 49(10):2888-903 Details

    Killikelly C, Szűcs D (2013), “Delayed development of proactive response preparation in adolescents: ERP and EMG evidence.” Dev Cogn Neurosci 3:33-43 Details

    Morsanyi K, Devine A, Nobes A, Szűcs D (2013), “The link between logic, mathematics and imagination: evidence from children with developmental dyscalculia and mathematically gifted children.” Dev Sci 16(4):542-53 Details

    Soltész F, Szűcs D, Leong V, White S, Goswami U (2013), “Differential entrainment of neuroelectric delta oscillations in developmental dyslexia.” PLoS One 8(10):e76608 Details

    Szucs D, Devine A, Soltesz F, Nobes A, Gabriel F (2013), “Developmental dyscalculia is related to visuo-spatial memory and inhibition impairment.” Cortex 49(10):2674-88 Details

    Szűcs D, Nobes A, Devine A, Gabriel FC, Gebuis T (2013), “Visual stimulus parameters seriously compromise the measurement of approximate number system acuity and comparative effects between adults and children.” Front Psychol 4:444 Details

    Wong B, Szücs D (2013), “Single-digit Arabic numbers do not automatically activate magnitude representations in adults or in children: evidence from the symbolic same-different task.” Acta Psychol (Amst) 144(3):488-98 Details

    Zirk-Sadowski J, Szucs D, Holmes J (2013), “Content-specificity in verbal recall: a randomized controlled study.” PLoS One 8(11):e79528 Details

    2012

    Devine A, Fawcett K, Szűcs D, Dowker A (2012), “Gender differences in mathematics anxiety and the relation to mathematics performance while controlling for test anxiety.” Behav Brain Funct 8:33 Details

    Hämäläinen JA, Rupp A, Soltész F, Szücs D, Goswami U (2012), “Reduced phase locking to slow amplitude modulation in adults with dyslexia: an MEG study.” Neuroimage 59(3):2952-61 Details

    Hsu YF, Szűcs D (2012), “The time course of symbolic number adaptation: oscillatory EEG activity and event-related potential analysis.” Neuroimage 59(4):3103-9 Details

    Pincham HL, Szűcs D (2012), “Intentional subitizing: exploring the role of automaticity in enumeration.” Cognition 124(2):107-16 Details

    Pincham HL, Szűcs D (2012), “Target cueing provides support for target- and resource-based models of the attentional blink.” PLoS One 7(5):e37596 Details

    Pincham HL, Szucs D (2012), “Conscious access is linked to ongoing brain state: electrophysiological evidence from the attentional blink.” Cereb Cortex 22(10):2346-53 Details

    Szűcs D, Killikelly C, Cutini S (2012), “Event-related near-infrared spectroscopy detects conflict in the motor cortex in a Stroop task.” Brain Res 1477:27-36 Details

    Szűcs D, Soltész F (2012), “Functional definition of the N450 event-related brain potential marker of conflict processing: a numerical stroop study.” BMC Neurosci 13:35 Details

    White SL, Szűcs D (2012), “Representational change and strategy use in children's number line estimation during the first years of primary school.” Behav Brain Funct 8:1 Details

    2011

    Bryce D, Szũcs D, Soltész F, Whitebread D (2011), “The development of inhibitory control: an averaged and single-trial Lateralized Readiness Potential study.” Neuroimage 57(3):671-85 Details

    Goswami U, Fosker T, Huss M, Mead N, Szucs D (2011), “Rise time and formant transition duration in the discrimination of speech sounds: the Ba-Wa distinction in developmental dyslexia.” Dev Sci 14(1):34-43 Details

    Goswami U, Szũcs D (2011), “Educational neuroscience: Developmental mechanisms: towards a conceptual framework.” Neuroimage 57(3):651-8 Details

    Hämäläinen JA, Fosker T, Szücs D, Goswami U (2011), “N1, P2 and T-complex of the auditory brain event-related potentials to tones with varying rise times in adults with and without dyslexia.” Int J Psychophysiol 81(1):51-9 Details

    Hsu YF, Szücs D (2011), “Arithmetic mismatch negativity and numerical magnitude processing in number matching.” BMC Neurosci 12:83 Details

    Soltész F, White S, Szücs D (2011), “Event-related brain potentials dissociate the developmental time-course of automatic numerical magnitude analysis and cognitive control functions during the first three years of primary school.” Dev Neuropsychol 36(6):682-701 Details

    Stefanics G, Fosker T, Huss M, Mead N, Szucs D, Goswami U (2011), “Auditory sensory deficits in developmental dyslexia: a longitudinal ERP study.” Neuroimage 57(3):723-32 Details

    White SL, Szűcs D, Soltész F (2011), “Symbolic number: the integration of magnitude and spatial representations in children aged 6 to 8 years.” Front Psychol 2:392 Details

    2010

    Soltész F, Szucs D, Szucs L (2010), “Relationships between magnitude representation, counting and memory in 4- to 7-year-old children: a developmental study.” Behav Brain Funct 6:13 Details

    Szucs D, Soltész F (2010), “Event-related brain potentials to violations of arithmetic syntax represented by place value structure.” Biol Psychol 84(2):354-67 Details

    Szucs D, Soltész F (2010), “Stimulus and response conflict in the color-word Stroop task: a combined electro-myography and event-related potential study.” Brain Res 1325:63-76 Details

    2009

    Szucs D, Soltész F, Bryce D, Whitebread D (2009), “Real-time tracking of motor response activation and response competition in a Stroop task in young children: a lateralized readiness potential study.” J Cogn Neurosci 21(11):2195-206 Details

    Szucs D, Soltész F, White S (2009), “Motor conflict in Stroop tasks: direct evidence from single-trial electro-myography and electro-encephalography.” Neuroimage 47(4):1960-73 Details

    2008

    Szucs D, Soltész F (2008), “The interaction of task-relevant and task-irrelevant stimulus features in the number/size congruency paradigm: an ERP study.” Brain Res 1190:143-58 Details

    2007

    Szucs D, Soltész F (2007), “Event-related potentials dissociate facilitation and interference effects in the numerical Stroop paradigm.” Neuropsychologia 45(14):3190-202 Details

    Szucs D, Soltész F, Czigler I, Csépe V (2007), “Electroencephalography effects to semantic and non-semantic mismatch in properties of visually presented single-characters: the N2b and the N400.” Neurosci Lett 412(1):18-23 Details

    Szũcs D, Soltész F, Jármi E, Csépe V (2007), “The speed of magnitude processing and executive functions in controlled and automatic number comparison in children: an electro-encephalography study.” Behav Brain Funct 3:23 Details

    2005

    Szucs D, Csépe V (2005), “The parietal distance effect appears in both the congenitally blind and matched sighted controls in an acoustic number comparison task.” Neurosci Lett 384(1-2):11-6 Details

    Szucs D, Csépe V (2005), “The effect of numerical distance and stimulus probability on ERP components elicited by numerical incongruencies in mental addition.” Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 22(2):289-300 Details

    2004

    Szucs D, Csépe V (2004), “Similarities and differences in the coding of numerical and alphabetical order using acoustic stimulation as revealed by event-related potentials in humans.” Neurosci Lett 360(1-2):65-8 Details

    Szucs D, Csépe V (2004), “Access to numerical information is dependent on the modality of stimulus presentation in mental addition: a combined ERP and behavioral study.” Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 19(1):10-27 Details

    2003

    Csépe V, Szücs D, Honbolygó F (2003), “Number-word reading as challenging task in dyslexia? An ERP study.” Int J Psychophysiol 51(1):69-83 Details