B Butterworth

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Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Core information processing deficits in developmental dyscalculia and low numeracy
    Teresa Iuculano
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Dev Sci 11:669-80. 2008
  2. pmc Sensitivity to numerosity is not a unique visuospatial psychophysical predictor of mathematical ability
    Marc S Tibber
    UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, Bath Street, London EC1V 9EL, UK Electronic address
    Vision Res 89:1-9. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Understanding neurocognitive developmental disorders can improve education for all
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Science 340:300-5. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint The development of arithmetical abilities
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 46:3-18. 2005
  5. pmc Numerical thought with and without words: Evidence from indigenous Australian children
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:13179-84. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Foundational numerical capacities and the origins of dyscalculia
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 14:534-41. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Dyscalculia: from brain to education
    Brian Butterworth
    Centre for Educational Neuroscience and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Science 332:1049-53. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Neural basis of mathematical cognition
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R618-21. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Storage and retrieval of addition facts: the role of number comparison
    B Butterworth
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol A 54:1005-29. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Category specificity in reading and writing: the case of number words
    B Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1 6BT, UK
    Nat Neurosci 4:784-6. 2001

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  1. doi request reprint Core information processing deficits in developmental dyscalculia and low numeracy
    Teresa Iuculano
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Dev Sci 11:669-80. 2008
    ..Low numeracy was related not to a poor grasp of exact numerosities, but to a poor understanding of symbolic numerals...
  2. pmc Sensitivity to numerosity is not a unique visuospatial psychophysical predictor of mathematical ability
    Marc S Tibber
    UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, Bath Street, London EC1V 9EL, UK Electronic address
    Vision Res 89:1-9. 2013
    ..Instead, the data are consistent with mathematics representing a multi-factorial process that shares resources with a number of visuospatial tasks. ..
  3. doi request reprint Understanding neurocognitive developmental disorders can improve education for all
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Science 340:300-5. 2013
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  4. ncbi request reprint The development of arithmetical abilities
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College, London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 46:3-18. 2005
    ..How these skills are acquired, or fail to be acquired, is of great importance not only to individual children but to the organisation of formal education and its role in society...
  5. pmc Numerical thought with and without words: Evidence from indigenous Australian children
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:13179-84. 2008
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Foundational numerical capacities and the origins of dyscalculia
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 14:534-41. 2010
    ..Nevertheless, critical tests should involve both longitudinal studies and intervention, and these have yet to be carried out...
  7. doi request reprint Dyscalculia: from brain to education
    Brian Butterworth
    Centre for Educational Neuroscience and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Science 332:1049-53. 2011
    ..New interventions to strengthen numerosity processing, including adaptive software, promise effective evidence-based education for dyscalculic learners...
  8. doi request reprint Neural basis of mathematical cognition
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R618-21. 2011
    ..It is also a clear case of research into a core human psychological function having indisputable everyday relevance; hence the emphasis in early education on numeracy and later on mathematics...
  9. ncbi request reprint Storage and retrieval of addition facts: the role of number comparison
    B Butterworth
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol A 54:1005-29. 2001
    ..It is argued that the COMP model fits not only the adult RT data better than do alternatives, but also the evidence from development of additional skills...
  10. ncbi request reprint Category specificity in reading and writing: the case of number words
    B Butterworth
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1 6BT, UK
    Nat Neurosci 4:784-6. 2001
    ..Here we report the case of a neurodegenerative patient with selectively spared numerical abilities whose brain damage left him able to read and write only number words...
  11. doi request reprint Numerosity perception: how many speckles on the hen?
    Brian Butterworth
    Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Curr Biol 18:R388-9. 2008
    ..How do we tell how many objects there are in a visual scene? A recent study has shown that the numerousness of objects is a 'primary visual property' of the scene, just like the objects' colour, shape or location...
  12. ncbi request reprint Spared numerical abilities in a case of semantic dementia
    M Cappelletti
    University Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, 3rd Floor, South Wing, St Thomas Hospital, Kings College London, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7EH, London, UK
    Neuropsychologia 39:1224-39. 2001
    ..The selective preservation of nearly all aspects of numerical knowledge suggested that this domain might have different neuropsychological status from other aspects of semantic memory...
  13. ncbi request reprint Spatial representation of pitch height: the SMARC effect
    Elena Rusconi
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, WC1N 3AR, London, UK
    Cognition 99:113-29. 2006
    ..Both the basic elements of mathematical cognition (i.e. numbers) and the basic elements of musical cognition (i.e. pitches), appear to be mapped onto a mental spatial representation in a way that affects motor performance...
  14. pmc Imaging informational conflict: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study of numerical stroop
    J Tang
    University College London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 18:2049-62. 2006
    ..Conflict trials elicited greater activation in bilateral inferior frontal gyri, right middle frontal gyri, and right superior frontal gyri. We postulate two sources to the conflict, namely, at cognitive and response levels...
  15. ncbi request reprint The development of automaticity in accessing number magnitude
    L Girelli
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Trieste, Italy
    J Exp Child Psychol 76:104-22. 2000
    ..These findings strongly suggest that the automatization in number processing is achieved gradually as numerical skills progress...
  16. pmc Modulating attentional load affects numerosity estimation: evidence against a pre-attentive subitizing mechanism
    Petra Vetter
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 3:e3269. 2008
    ..These results challenge the proposal that small numerosities are enumerated by a mechanism separate from large numerosities and support the idea of a single, attention-demanding enumeration mechanism...
  17. doi request reprint Unconscious numerical priming despite interocular suppression
    Bahador Bahrami
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Psychol Sci 21:224-33. 2010
    ..Taken together, our findings provide clear evidence for high-level processing of stimuli rendered invisible through interocular suppression...
  18. pmc A case of selective impairment of encyclopaedic numerical knowledge or 'when December 25th is no longer Christmas day, but '20+5' is still 25'
    Marinella Cappelletti
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London, UK
    Cortex 44:325-36. 2008
    ..These data add important information on an aspect of numerical processing that has not yet been systematically explored and reinforce the distinction between numerical and non-numerical knowledge in the semantic system...
  19. doi request reprint Number forms in the brain
    Joey Tang
    University College London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:1547-56. 2008
    ..This article provides an important extension beyond previous studies that have focused on word-color or grapheme-color synesthesia...
  20. doi request reprint Contribution of frontal cortex to the spatial representation of number
    Elena Rusconi
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
    Cortex 47:2-13. 2011
    ..The results suggest that, when number magnitude is relevant to the task, rIFG supports orienting to the entire mental number line while rFEF are crucial for contralateral orienting (that is towards small numbers)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Anterior cingulate activity during error and autonomic response
    Hugo D Critchley
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, UCL, 12 Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Neuroimage 27:885-95. 2005
    ..These data highlight the role of ACC in psychophysiological aspects of error processing and suggest that an interface exists within ACC between cognitive and biobehavioral systems in the service of response adaptation...
  22. pmc The understanding of quantifiers in semantic dementia: a single-case study
    Marinella Cappelletti
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    Neurocase 12:136-45. 2006
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  23. ncbi request reprint Are subitizing and counting implemented as separate or functionally overlapping processes?
    Manuela Piazza
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, United Kingdom
    Neuroimage 15:435-46. 2002
    ..Results speak against the idea of the two processes being implemented in separable neural systems...
  24. ncbi request reprint The mental space of pitch height
    Elena Rusconi
    University College London, London, UK
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1060:195-7. 2005
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Semantic effects in word naming: evidence from English and Japanese Kanji
    Naoki Shibahara
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol A 56:263-86. 2003
    ..This result held for both English and Kanji even when age of acquisition was taken into account as a possible confounding variable, and the imageability effect was stronger in Kanji compared to English...
  26. ncbi request reprint A specific deficit for numbers in a case of dense acalculia
    L Cipolotti
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Brain 114:2619-37. 1991
    ..Difficulty with some other ordinal structures was also present, but appeared unrelated to those affecting numbers...
  27. ncbi request reprint Exact and approximate judgements of visual and auditory numerosity: an fMRI study
    Manuela Piazza
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Brain Res 1106:177-88. 2006
    ..Counting activates additional left prefrontal, parietal, and bilateral premotor areas, again independently from stimulus modality. These results dissociate two neuronal systems that underlie different numerosity judgements...
  28. ncbi request reprint Developmental dyscalculia and basic numerical capacities: a study of 8-9-year-old students
    Karin Landerl
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Cognition 93:99-125. 2004
    ..We conclude that dyscalculia is the result of specific disabilities in basic numerical processing, rather than the consequence of deficits in other cognitive abilities...
  29. doi request reprint The impact of visuo-spatial number forms on simple arithmetic
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Cortex 45:1261-5. 2009
    ..If people with number forms rely more heavily on visual-spatial strategies than verbal ones then we hypothesised that multiplication may be disproportionately affected by this strategy relative to subtraction, and this was found...
  30. ncbi request reprint Dexterity with numbers: rTMS over left angular gyrus disrupts finger gnosis and number processing
    Elena Rusconi
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Neuropsychologia 43:1609-24. 2005
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  31. ncbi request reprint To play 'B' but not to say 'B': selective loss of letter names
    A Bevan
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, UK
    Neurocase 9:118-28. 2003
    ..By contrast, instrumental sightreading and matching of written letters and single notes were both well preserved. This complex pattern of impairments can be explained in terms of a selective deficit in the letter name system...
  32. ncbi request reprint What is the relationship between synaesthesia and visuo-spatial number forms?
    Noam Sagiv
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Cognition 101:114-28. 2006
    ..Finally, we also describe some consequences of number forms for performance in a number comparison task...
  33. ncbi request reprint Repetition priming in simple addition depends on surface form and typicality
    S C Sciama
    Department of Psychology, University College London, England
    Mem Cognit 27:116-27. 1999
    ..These data are interpreted in terms of models of numerical cognition, and they support the hypothesis that the influence of surface form on repetition priming depends on the typicality of the input for the task...
  34. ncbi request reprint Are numerical impairments syndrome specific? Evidence from Williams syndrome and Down's syndrome
    Sarah J Paterson
    Neurocognitive Development Unit, Institute of Child Health, UCL London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:190-204. 2006
    ..Five experiments assessed number skills in these two genetic syndromes and in their mental age (MA) and chronological age (CA) matched controls...
  35. ncbi request reprint Number and language: how are they related?
    Rochel Gelman
    Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science, Piscataway, New Jersey 08844, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:6-10. 2005
    ..Our review of data and theory, along with neuroscientific evidence, imply that numerical concepts have an ontogenetic origin and a neural basis that are independent of language...
  36. pmc Discrete and analogue quantity processing in the parietal lobe: a functional MRI study
    Fulvia Castelli
    Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:4693-8. 2006
    ..We suggest that processing numerosity is a distinct process from processing analogue quantity, whether extended in space or time, and that an intraparietal network connects objects' segmentation to the estimation of their numerosity...
  37. ncbi request reprint Functional optical signal analysis: a software tool for near-infrared spectroscopy data processing incorporating statistical parametric mapping
    Peck H Koh
    University College London, Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT United Kingdom pkoha medphys ucl ac uk
    J Biomed Opt 12:064010. 2007
    ..The validity of the program has been tested using synthetic data, and its applicability is demonstrated with experimental data...