Studies on human development have shown that even as infants, we have an approximate sense of numbers and amounts. How does this underlie our ability to perform complex calculations? Stanislas Dehaene explores this question through neuroscience. He has used brain imaging to study how the human mind processes numeracy, as well as language. Through his work he has found brain regions specifically involved in mathematical thinking, including the distinction between subtraction and multiplication. Dehaene has also uncovered the neural activity at the core of conscious awareness and experience.
Psychological scientists looking to apply for funding from the US National Science Foundation may be interested in upcoming January and February deadlines. More
The National Institutes of Health Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research honored psychological scientist Jamie L. Hanson (University of Pittsburgh) with the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Paper Award. More
The National Institutes of Health have announced a funding opportunity for projects that will conduct secondary analysis of existing data from the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative. NIH intends to commit an estimated total of $4 million to fund 8 awards in fiscal year 2020. More