Retrieval or Counting; New study, not even open

Dyscalculia: News from the web:

Researchers are planning a project for the following reason:

Researchers in numerical cognition usually think that the greatest and most common difficulty in children suffering from dyscalculia is retrieval of arithmetic facts from long-term memory. However, we have recently shown that retrieval might not be the optimum strategy in mental arithmetic. In fact, expert adults would rather solve simple problems such as 3 + 2 by automated and unconscious procedures. Therefore, we hypothesize that children with dyscalculia might not present deficit in retrieval but, instead, in counting procedure automatization.

Very interesting but it will take a few years to complete. We will follow this.

Read all about it: HERE

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