publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Aberrant Functional Activation in School Age Children At-Risk for Mathematical Disability: A Functional Imaging Study of Simple Arithmetic Skill.

Davis, Nicole; Cannistraci, Christopher J.; Rogers, Baxter P.; Gatenby, J. Christopher; Fuchs, Lynn S.; Anderson, Adam W.; Gore, John C.;
  • Published: 13 Nov 2018
We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to explore the patterns of brain activation associated with different levels of performance in exact and approximate calculation tasks in well defined cohorts of children with mathematical calculation difficulties (MD) and typically developing controls. Both groups of children activated the same network of brain regions; however, children in the MD group had significantly increased activation in parietal, frontal, and cingulate cortices during both calculation tasks. A majority of the differences occurred in anatomical brain regions associated with cognitive resources such as executive functioning and working ...
free text keywords: Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental psychology, Functional imaging, Working memory, Task analysis, Brain mapping, Cognition, Learning disability, medicine.symptom, medicine, Cognitive psychology, Arithmetic, Functional magnetic resonance imaging, medicine.diagnostic_test, Cognitive resource theory, Psychology, Article
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