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Mazzocco studies how brain circuitry affects math competence

Michele Mazzocco
Michele Mazzocco
, professor at the Institute of Child Development and research director of the Center for Early Education and Development, discusses "Why Mental Arithmetic Counts: Brain Activation during Single Digit Arithmetic Predicts High School Math Scores" in the January 2, 2013, issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Mazzocco and colleagues Gavin Price and Daniel Ansari address the question: Do individual differences in the brain mechanisms for arithmetic underlie variability in high school mathematical competence?

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