Math Neuroscience and Education Program
UCSF Dyslexia Center

Specific Aims

We are establishing a new Math Neuroscience and Education Program within the UCSF Dyslexia Center in order to better understand, prevent, and alleviate math difficulties. This program has three main goals:


Traditionally, research in this domain has been limited to a small number of specific brain regions and focused only on cognitive weaknesses. On the other hand, our framework encompasses the whole brain network and aims to discover the potential cognitive and emotional strengths of children with dyscalculia. We plan to use a multimethodological approach, combining data from:

What do we need to accomplish our goals?

We plan to create a variety of technological products that can be deployed on a large scale and combined with additional collaborative initiatives with the UCSF Dyslexia Center: