MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Dimensions of learning difficulties

A dimensional approach to developmental impairments of attention, learning and memory

 

A large-scale data-driven analysis of the principal dimensions distinguishing children in the CALM sample is underway. This has identified two primary dimensions: a verbal dimension that is highly linked with language and reading, and an executive/ visuo-spatial dimension associated with maths achievements and attentional behaviour.

 

Lead researcher: Professor Susan Gathercole, Unit Director and Programme Leader, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit

 

Publication: Gathercole SE, Woolgar F, Astle, D, Manly T, CALM team, & Holmes J. A dimensional approach to developmental impairments of attention, learning and memory, in preparation.

 

The findings will be written up for publication in winter 2016

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