My lab goal is to understand and improve children's learning of mathematics. We combine educational, developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and computational models. Current projects cover cognition and cognitive development with a focus on the effects of developmental, cultural and societal contexts. The labs work includes collaborations with researchers from Mathematics Education to Public Health. See lab webpage for more info.


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  • PhD
    University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • BS

Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Science approaches to human development and education.

Research Methods
Computational Modeling
Research Interests
Cognitive Development
Neural Coding
Nonlinear Control and Dynamics
Dr. Richard Prather
3304 Benjamin Building
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
prather1 [at]