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My research project aims at clarifying the nature of arithmetical processes and their relationship with visuo-spatial attention mechanisms with the contribution of different methodological approachs:
a) Behavioural studies will examine the impact of orienting attention on mental calculation
b) Neuropsychological studies of neglect patients will evaluate the possible consequence of an impairment of visuo-spatial attention on arithmetic problems
c) Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) will be employed to assess the contribution of attentional cerebral circuits on number processing
- Masson, N., Pesenti, M., & Dormal, V. (2013). Symbolic and nonsymbolic numerical processing in neglect patients. Neuropsychologia, 51 (10), 1925-1932. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.06.004.
- Michaux, N., Masson, N., Pesenti, M., & Andres, M. (2013). Selective finger interference with basic arithmetic problem solving. Experimental Psychology, 60(3), 197-205.
- Masson, N., & Pesenti, M. (in press). Attentional bias induced by solving simple and complex additions and subtractions problems. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.