Dr. Daniel Ansari
Daniel Ansari received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Sussex (1999). From there he went on to study for his PhD at the Institute of Child Health, University College of London, UK. During his PhD studies, he became increasingly interested in Neuroscience, leading him to study for an MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. From 2003-2006 he was an Assistant Professor of Education at Dartmouth College. Since 2006, Daniel Ansari has been Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where he heads the Numerical Cognition Laboratory. Ansari and his team explore the developmental trajectory underlying both the typical and atypical development of numerical and mathematical skills, using both behavioral and neuroimaging methods. He is an associate editor of Developmental Science and Mind, Brain and Education.
Areas of Focus
How children develop numerical and mathematical competencies, why some children fail to acquire basic calculation skills (Developmental Dyscalculia) as well as what brain circuits are associated with the processing of number and our ability to calculate