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Affect, Motivation, Working Memory, and Mathematics  

Alex M. Moore, Nathan O. Rudig, and Mark H. Ashcraft

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This article reviews the topics of affect, motivation, working memory, and their relationships to mathematics learning and performance. The underlying factors of interest, motivation, ... More

Approximate Arithmetic Abilities in Childhood  

Camilla Gilmore

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
This article reviews recent research exploring children’s abilities to perform approximate arithmetic with non-symbolic and symbolic quantities, and considers what role this ability might ... More

Arithmetic in the Child and Adult Brain  

Vinod Menon

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2014
This review examines brain and cognitive processes involved in arithmetic. I take a distinctly developmental perspective because neither the cognitive nor the brain processes involved in ... More

Behavioural Genomics of Mathematics  

Maria G. Tosto, Claire M.A. Haworth, and Yulia Kovas

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2014
This chapter evaluates the contribution of behavioral genetics to the understanding of mathematical development. Quantitative genetic methods are introduced first and are followed by a ... More

Brain Correlates of Numerical Disabilities  

Karin Kucian, Liane Kaufmann, and Michael von Aster

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2014
What are the brain correlates of numerical disabilities? To date only few studies have examined the neuronal underpinnings of specific numerical learning disabilities like developmental ... More

Causality and Imagination  

Caren M. Walker and Alison Gopnik

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Apr 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter describes the relation between the imagination and causal cognition, particularly with relevance to recent developments in computational theories of human learning. According ... More

The Classification and Cognitive Characteristics of Mathematical Disabilities in Children  

David C. Geary

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Children in the bottom quartile of mathematics achievement are at high risk for underemployment in adulthood. These children include the roughly 7% of students with a mathematical learning ... More

Cognition in Adulthood Across Cultures  

Angela H. Gutchess and Aysecan Boduroglu

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Apr 2015
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Oct 2014
Although studies indicate that aging impacts a number of cognitive abilities, this research has largely been confined to Western samples. This chapter reviews the budding literature on ... More

Cognition in Childhood Across Cultures  

Mary Gauvain and Christina Nicolaides

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Apr 2015
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Sep 2014
Children learn to think through the appropriation, use, and adaptation of social practices and the material and symbolic tools of their culture. Social processes are the means through ... More

The Contribution of Developmental Models Toward Understanding Gene-to-Behavior Mapping: The Case of Williams Syndrome  

Mayada Elsabbagh and Annette Karmiloff-Smith

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Aug 2011
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Sep 2012
This chapter discusses the ways in which research findings about the genetic, developmental, neuroanatomical, and behavioral characteristics of persons with Williams syndrome (WS) are ... More

Cued Speech and Cochlear Implants: A Powerful Combination for Natural Spoken Language Acquisition and the Development of Reading  

Jacqueline Leybaert, Clémence Bayard, Cécile Colin, and Carol LaSasso

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Dec 2015
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Feb 2016
Cued Speech (CS), a manual communication system that functions entirely in the absence of speech or hearing, makes use of visual information from lipreading combined with handshapes ... More

Developing Conceptual and Procedural Knowledge of Mathematics  

Bethany Rittle-Johnson and Michael Schneider

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Mathematical competence rests on developing knowledge of concepts and of procedures (i.e. conceptual and procedural knowledge). Although there is some variability in how these constructs ... More

Developing Sign Bilingualism in a Co-Enrollment School Environment: A Hong Kong Case Study  

Gladys Tang and Chris Kun-Man Yiu

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Dec 2015
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Feb 2016
The global shift toward inclusive education for deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) learners in recent years aims to address their needs to access a full curriculum and learn with their hearing ... More

Developmental Dyscalculia as a Heterogeneous Disability  

Avishai Henik, Orly Rubinsten, and Sarit Ashkenazi

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Jul 2015
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Jul 2014
This chapter discusses heterogeneous aspects of developmental dyscalculia (DD) in terms of behaviour, cognitive operations, and neural structures. It has been suggested that DD is an ... More

Do Everyday Affective Experiences Differ Throughout Adulthood?: A Review of Ambulatory-Assessment Evidence  

Michaela Riediger and Antje Rauers

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Jun 2014
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Oct 2013
Do adults from different age groups vary in the intensity or the variability of their everyday affective experiences? Are there age-related differences in the likelihood of encountering, ... More

The Dynamics of Cognitive-Emotional Integration: Complexity and Hedonics in Emotional Development  

Gisela Labouvie-Vief, Anne-Laure Gilet, and Nathalie Mella

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Jun 2014
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Dec 2013
In this chapter, we discuss Fredda Blanchard-Fields’ important contribution to the understanding of emotional regulation in later life by relating it to a recent cognitive-developmental ... More

Dyslexia and Deafness  

Rosalind Herman and Penny Roy

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Dec 2015
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Feb 2016
Until recently, the dearth of normative literacy data for deaf children and adults has made it difficult to know what was typical for this group, and therefore it has been challenging to ... More

Early Number Competencies and Mathematical Learning: individual variation, screening, and intervention  

Nancy C. Jordan, Lynn S. Fuchs, and Nancy Dyson

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Jul 2015
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Mar 2014
Early number competencies predict later mathematical learning. Weaknesses in number, number relations, and number operations can be reliably identified before school entry in first grade. ... More

The Effects of Age on Memory for Socioemotional Material: An Affective Neuroscience Perspective  

Elizabeth A. Kensinger, Eric Allard, and Anne C. Krendl

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Jun 2014
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May 2014
Many of the benefits conveyed to memory by socioemotional processing are preserved even as adults age. Like young adults, older adults are more likely to remember emotional information ... More

Emergence of Higher Cognitive Functions: Reorganization of Large-Scale Brain Networks During Childhood And Adolescence  

Pedro M. Paz-Alonso, Silvia A. Bunge, and Simona Ghetti

In the present chapter, we first provide an overview of neurodevelopmental changes in brain structure and function, which have implications for the development of higher cognitive ... More

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