Cognitive and Neuropsychological Development Laboratory

Research Overview

Among other issues, we are interested in the neurological and cognitive causes of developmental dyscalculia; diagnosis and treatment of dyscalculia; the significance of individual differences in cognitive change; models of changes in problem solving strategies; longitudinal/measurement models of cognitive change; the way in which executive functions, anxiety and emotion interact to affect problem solving abilities (particularly mathematics); the role of spatial cognition in children's reasoning; the significance of finger agnosia and movement disorders in numerical cognition; relationships between cultural and comparative factors and cognition, especially numerical cognition; the relationship between personality factors and executive functioning


Kelly Trezise
Jacob M Paul
Associate Professor Robert Reeve
Dr Judi Humberstone
Dr Jason Forte


University College London

Research Publications

Butterworth, R. & Reeve, R. A. (2012). Counting words and a principles-after account of the development of number concepts. In M. Siegal & L. Surian (Eds), Access to language and cognitive development (pp. 160 – 175). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Research Projects

For project inquiries, contact our research group head.

Faculty Research Themes

Child Health

School Research Themes

Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Laboratory Director Associate Professor Robert Reeve

Department / Centre

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

Unit / Centre

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