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\iteman{ZMATH 2016e.00251}
\itemau{Verschaffel, Lieven; Lehtinen, Erno; Van Dooren, Wim}
\itemti{Neuroscientific studies of mathematical thinking and learning: a critical look from a mathematics education viewpoint.}
\itemso{ZDM, Math. Educ. 48, No. 3, 385-391 (2016).}
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Summary: In this commentary we take a critical look at the various studies being reported in this issue about the relationship between cognitive neuroscience and mathematics, from a mathematics education viewpoint. After a discussion of the individual contributions, which we have grouped into three categories -- namely neuroscientific studies of (a) children's numerical magnitude representation, (b) arithmetical thinking, and (c) more advanced mathematical thinking -- and which nicely document the scientific progression being made within the domain of educational neuroscience applied to the domain of mathematics education during the last 5 years, we point to some general caveats that should be considered in future research.
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\itemcc{C80 C30}
\itemut{neuroscience; numerical magnitude; representation; arithmetic; advanced mathematical thinking}
\itemli{doi:10.1007/s11858-016-0781-0}
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