Mr Jack Clearman

Jack Clearman

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr. Denes Szucs

Departments

Department of Psychology

Institutes

Centre for Neuroscience in Education

Email

jc815@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/directo...

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

Dyscalculia, a maths learning disorder, is not well understood. The traditional view holds an approximate number system (ANS) to be the core deficit leading to the isolated poor math skills in students otherwise normal in intelligence. But this view disregards the heterogeneous nature of dyscalculia, and is currently under debate.

Jack's work will continue to verge away from traditional views of dyscalculia through primary investigations of working memory. The cognitive process that allows us to store, manipulate, and recall information over short periods of time has been linked to mathematical ability in early education. Yet tangible relationships have not been studied closely. To do so, Jack will examine the modalities of working memory in relation to mathematical skill, building a data set to help better understand how the processes are related. This foundation will then be applied to dyscalculiac groups in the latter part of his PhD.

Research Focus

Keywords

Working memory

maths

dyscalculia

cognition

education

Clinical conditions

dyscalculia

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Eye tracking

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

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