Neuroscience of Mathematical Cognitive Development

From Infancy Through Emerging Adulthood

  • Rhonda Douglas Brown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Rhonda Douglas Brown, Vincent J. Schmithorst
    Pages 43-58
  3. Rhonda Douglas Brown, Vincent J. Schmithorst, Lori Kroeger
    Pages 59-77
  4. Jonathan Buening, Rhonda Douglas Brown
    Pages 79-96
  5. Rachel Lindberg, Rhonda Douglas Brown
    Pages 97-118
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 143-146

About this book


This book examines the neuroscience of mathematical cognitive development from infancy into emerging adulthood, addressing both biological and environmental influences on brain development and plasticity. It begins by presenting major theoretical frameworks for designing and interpreting neuroscience studies of mathematical cognitive development, including developmental evolutionary theory, developmental systems approaches, and the triple-code model of numerical processing. The book includes chapters that discuss findings from studies using neuroscience research methods to examine numerical and visuospatial cognition, calculation, and mathematical difficulties and exceptionalities. It concludes with a review of mathematical intervention programs and recommendations for future neuroscience research on mathematical cognitive development.

Featured neuroscience research methods include:
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). 
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI).
  • Event Related Potentials (ERP).
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
Neuroscience of Mathematical Cognitive Development is an essential resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and graduate students in child and school psychology, neuroscience, educational psychology, neuropsychology, and mathematics education.


ADHD and mathematical cognitive development Anxiety and mathematical cognitive development Autism and mathematical cognitive development Behavior and mathematical cognitive development Bilateral Horizontal Intraparietal System (HIPS) Brain development and mathematical cognition Developmental Evolutionary Theory and mathematical cognition Developmental Systems Approach to mathematical cognition Executive function and mathematical cognitive development Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Gender differences and mathematical cognitive development Neuroscience of mathematical cognitive development Numerical processing and mathematical cognitive development Problem solving and mathematical cognitive development Reading disabilities and mathematical cognitive development RTI and mathematical interventions Schizophrenia and mathematical cognitive development Triple-Code Model of Numerical Processing Visuospatial and mathematical cognition Working memory and mathematical cognitive development

Authors and affiliations

  • Rhonda Douglas Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Developmental & Learning Sciences Research Center, School of EducationUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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