Our lab examines how children and adults process numbers as well as the cognitive factors that are related to solving mathematical problems (e.g., working memory, executive functions, attention). We are also interested in investigating the cognitive profiles of children with learning disabilities as well as the educational interventions that may be beneficial to this group of children.
Besides mathematical cognition, our lab also works on general cognitive development, including but not limited to general reasoning, scientific reasoning and moral reasoning.
Our lab is currently working on several research project related to the topic of mathematical cognition:
1. Comorbidity between reading and mathematics difficulties: Prevalence and nature of comorbidity
2. Development of a locally standardized assessment tool for identifying children with mathematics learning disabilities
3. Is 7 – 3 Equal to 3 – 7? Children’s understanding of arithmetic principles and its relation with mathematics learning
4. The role of different reasoning ability in learning science
RESEARCH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Interns are expected to participate in regular lab meetings as well as to help out in the data collection processing at the end of the semesters (Dec 2019 to Jan 2020, Jun 2020 to Aug 2020). Rigorous research training will be provided to the research interns.
Strong commitment and motivation
Mature and responsible
Good interpersonal skills
Fluent in spoken and written Chinese (Cantonese) and English
Interested students should send an updated CV, transcript, and personal statement to Dr. Terry Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org).