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The impact of a lack of mathematical education on brain development and future attainment

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Formal education has a long-term impact on an individual’s life. However, our knowledge of the effect of a specific lack of education, such as in mathematics, is currently poor but is highly relevant given the extant differences between countries in their educational curricula and the differences in opportunities to access education. Here we examined whether neurotransmitter concentrations in the adolescent brain could classify whether a student is lacking mathematical education. Decreased γ-...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.2013155118

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6528-197X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
Jesus College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-5564-5469
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
Volume:
118
Issue:
24
Article number:
e2013155118
Publication date:
2021-06-07
Acceptance date:
2020-11-06
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1141428
Local pid:
pubs:1141428
Deposit date:
2020-11-09

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