Numeracy and Educational Neuroscience Lab

PI: Dr. Ilaria Berteletti

The Numeracy and Educational Neuroscience (NENS) Laboratory investigates the impact of language experience on the cognitive and neural foundations of numeracy. The questions NENS scientists ask relate to understanding how humans are able to process numerical information. How do children learn numbers and become proficient in arithmetical operations? NENS also investigates how the learning process and level of proficiency affect the brain networks supporting number and arithmetic processing.

In the NENS lab, students have the opportunity to acquire a wide range of skills in neuroimaging methods such as fMRI and EEG, as well as with computer-based behavioral testing and standardized testing, with adults and children.

Our current research studies explore:

  • Arithmetic Processing and Language Modality
  • Acquisition of early number concepts
  • Influence of Language Modality on the Neural Substrates of Social Communicative Interactions

Dr. Berteletti is the recipient of an NSF grant to run a longitudinal study on the influence of language experience on the acquisition of early number concepts in children aged between 3 to 5 years.