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2011-2016

Our perceptual system permanently encodes numerical and geometric information from the surrounding world. These intuitions, present from an early age, may serve as a basis for the acquisition of mathematical knowledge. However, primitive intuitions remain limited, and therefore do not entirely explain how we learn the simplest mathematical concepts, such as natural integers and Euclidean geometry.

 

The aim of the European project "MathConstruction", led by Véronique Izard, was to understand mathematical knowledge acquisition mechanisms by focusing on two specific case studies: numbers and angles in a plane. In both cases, we sought to characterize children’s primitive intuitions– in particular, the limits of these intuitions– and to understand which factors are involved in more elaborate concepts of mathematical knowledge acquisition.

 

Publications from this project

Published articles

Coubart A., Streri A., de Hevia M.D., Izard V., in press. Crossmodal Discrimination of 2 vs. 4 objects across Touch and Vision in 5-month-old infants, PLoS One.

Izard V., Streri A., Spelke E.S., 2014. Towards Exact Numbers : Understanding Exact Equality, Cognitive Psychology, 72, 27-53.

Izard V., O’Donnell E., Spelke E.S., 2014. Reading Angles from Maps, Child Development, 85 (1), 237-249.

De Hevia M.D., Izard V., Coubart A., Spelke E.S., Streri A., 2014. Representations of Space, Time and Number in Neonates, PNAS, 111(13), 4809-4813.

Coubart A., Izard V., Spelke E.S., Streri A., 2014. Dissociation between small and large numerosities at birth, Developmental Science, 17(1), 11-22.

Articles en préparation

Dillon M., Izard V., Spelke E.S., Soumis. Infants’ sensitivity to shape changes in 2D visual forms.

Izard V., Pica P., Spelke E.S., En préparation. Perceptual Foundations to Euclidean Geometry.

Viarouge A., Potier-Watkins C., Martin L., Brun M., Izard V, Soumis. Understanding Structural Properties of Integers.

 

Oral communication

Izard. V., Spelke E.S., 2015. Towards Exact Number: Understanding that One-to-One Correspondence tracks Exact Numerical Equality, Biennal meeting of the Society for Research in Cognitive Development, Philadelphia PA, USA.

Coubart A., Streri A., Spelke E.S., Izard V., 2013. Dissociation between Small and Large Numerosities in Newborn Infants, Biennal meeting of the Society for Research in Cognitive Development, Seattle WA, USA.

Brun M., Martin L., Strickland B., Marie J., Le Saint K., Izard V., 2017. Does topology help object individuation?, Budapest CEU Conference for Cognitive Development, Hungary.

Martin L., Coubart A., Streri A., Izard V., 2017. Bridging small and large numerosities: the case of newborn infants, Budapest CEU Conference for Cognitive Development, Hungary.

Potier Watkins C., Viarouge A., Martin L., Brun M., Huet V.,Gautreau A., Izard V., 2016. Game Boards for Number Understanding, Budapest CEU Conference for Cognitive Development, Hungary.

Dillon M., Izard V., Spelke E.S., 2015. Infants’ sensitivity to shape changes, Preconference Event to the Biennal meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus OH, USA.

Viarouge A., Izard V., 2015. In which box does this number go? Breaking down the number categorization task, Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science, Croatia.

Viarouge A., Potier-Watkins C., Izard V., 2015. The role of symbolic number representation in developing a full understanding of the successor function, Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Cognitive Development, Philadelphia PA, USA.

Marie J., Martin L., Coubart A., de Hevia M.D., Streri A., Izard V., 2015. Newborn infants detect correspondences in the numerical structure of visual vs. auditory sets, Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Cognitive Development, Philadelphia PA, USA.

Dillon M.R., Izard V., Spelke E.S., 2015. Isolating angle in infants’ detection of shape, Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Cognitive Development, Philadelphia PA, USA.

Marie J., Coubart A., de Hevia M.D., Streri A., Izard V., 2014. Newborn infants detect correspondences in the numerical structure of visual vs. auditory sets, Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Hungary.

Viarouge A., Izard V., 2014. Towards a full understanding of the structure of integers: The successor function in early school years, Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Hungary.

de Hevia M.D., Marie J., Coubart A., Streri A., Izard V., 2013. One-to-one correspondence cues for small sets enhance infants’ arithmetic abilities, Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle WA, USA.

Coubart A., Izard V., Spelke E.S., Streri A., 2011. Dissociation between Small and Large Numerosities in Newborn Infants, Biennial meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Philadelphia PA, USA.