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Braga, Lucia W.; Amemiya, Eduardo; Tauil, Alexandre; Suguieda, Denis; Lacerda, Carolina; Klein, Elise; Dehaene-Lambertz, Ghislaine; Dehaene, Stanislas – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2017
We evaluated neuro-functional changes associated with late acquisition of reading in an illiterate adult who underwent 20 longitudinal functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans during 2 years, while the participant progressed from complete illiteracy to a modest level of alphabetical decoding. Initially, the participant did not activate…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Illiteracy, Longitudinal Studies
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Wilson, Anna J.; Dehaene, Stanislas; Dubois, Ophelie; Fayol, Michel – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2009
"The Number Race" is an adaptive game designed to improve number sense. We tested its effectiveness using a cross-over design in 53 low socioeconomic status kindergarteners in France. Children showed improvements in tasks traditionally used to assess number sense (numerical comparison of digits and words). However, there was no…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Cognitive Development, Mathematics Achievement
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Dehaene, Stanislas – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2007
Under what conditions can a true "science of mental life" arise from psychological investigations? Can psychology formulate scientific laws of a general nature, comparable in soundness to the laws of physics? I argue that the search for such laws must return to the forefront of psychological and developmental research, an enterprise that requires…
Descriptors: Investigations, Psychologists, Biophysics, Cognitive Processes