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    Bert Reynvoet (Prof. Dr.)

    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences @Kulak
    E. Sabbelaan 53 - B8500 Kortrijk
    +32 56246177
    bert.reynvoet@kuleuven.be
    Room: C725

    After obtaining my PhD at the Ghent University in 2002, I obtained a post-doctoral fellowship from the Scientific Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO), associated to Ghent University. I was appointed as an assistant professor at the KU Leuven in 2004, became associate professor in 2008 and now I am a professor since 2011. In Leuven, I am affiliated to the research unit Experimental Psychology (now Brain & Cognition research unit). Currently, I am also the campus dean of the faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the Campus Kulak (2009 -…). I am the head of the numerical cognition laboratory where we combine developmental, experimental and neuroscience techniques to unravel the cognitive underpinnings of calculation and numerical processes. Together with other research units of the KU Leuven, we also investigate educational implications of our findings.

    Karolien Smets (Dr.)

    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven


    karolien.smets@kuleuven.be
    Room:

    Until september 2015, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Numerical Cognition lab of the KU Leuven. I obtained my PhD at the KU Leuven in 2014 on the topic of differences in methodology to investigate approximate number sense acuity and their influence on estimates of this acuity. More specifically, I focused on the influence of different task paradigms, distinct types of visual cue control of non-symbolic dot arrays and the combined influence of visual cue control and presentation format in the comparison task. Currently, I am working as a market reseracher but I am still involved in the lab as a scientific volunteer.

    Helene Vos (PhD student)

    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Science, KU Leuven
    Tiensestraat 102 - box 3711
    +32 16325952
    helene.vos@kuleuven.be
    Room: PSI 01.80

    I am a PhD student in Psychology at KU Leuven since 2013. I received my Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology at the University of Maastricht (UM) in 2013. My PhD project focuses on how working memory relates to number processing. More specifically, I am interested in the behavioral and neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the association between working memory and mathematical achievement. Currently, I am investigating whether the representation of the order of numbers is related to individual differences in working memory skills.

    Delphine Sasanguie

    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences @Kulak
    E. Sabbelaan 53 - B8500 Kortrijk
    +32 56246037
    delphine.sasanguie@kuleuven.be
    Room: C 731

    After my Master studies (2007) in Educational Sciences (option Special Needs Education) and my Academic Teachers training (2008), I first worked on an Education Innovation Project at the University of Leuven Campus Kortrijk. After this, I completed the doctoral school and obtained my PhD degree in 2013. In my PhD project, I investigated which numerical process is related most with children's mathematics achievement and shed more light on how symbolic and non-symbolic magnitude processes are interrelated in children. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow from the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), associated with the University of Leuven. My current postdoctoral research focuses on the neurocognitive development of symbolic number: I investigate how children learn symbol numbers such as Arabic digits and how these are processed in the brain. Moreover, I want to set up interventions with these numbers to examine both the behavioral and the neural effects in children with and without learning disabilities.

    Belde Mutaf (PhD student)

    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven
    Tiensestraat 102 box 3711 - 3000 Leuven
    +32 16325896
    belde.mutaf@kuleuven.be
    Room: PSI 01.80

    I received my degree of BA in psychology from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey in 2010 and then obtained my degree of MSc in neuroscience from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway in 2012. Currently, I pursue my PhD specified in numerical cognition. The scope of my studies is to identify the efficient ways for parents to stimulate their children’s numeracy development. I investigate the influences of parent-child interactions; in terms of numerical activities they do together, and utterance of numerical talk, parents’ academic expectations from their children, and parents’ attitudes towards mathematics.

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    Delphinee Sasanguie (Dr.)

    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences @Kulak
    E. Sabbelaan 53 - 8500 Kortrijk
    +32 56246037
    Delphine.Sasanguie@kuleuven-kulak.be
    Room: C 731

    After my Master studies (2007) in Educational Sciences (option Special Needs Education) and my Academic Teachers training (2008), I first worked on an Education Innovation Project at the University of Leuven Campus Kortrijk. After this, I completed the doctoral school and obtained my PhD degree in 2013. In my PhD project, I investigated which numerical process is related most with children's mathematics achievement and shed more light on how symbolic and non-symbolic magnitude processes are interrelated in children. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow from the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), associated with the University of Leuven. My current postdoctoral research focuses on the neurocognitive development of symbolic number: I investigate how children learn symbol numbers such as Arabic digits and how these are processed in the brain. Moreover, I want to set up interventions with these numbers to examine both the behavioral and the neural effects in children with and without learning disabilities.