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Wellcome fellow wins neuroscience award

24 Nov, 2010
Dr Roi Cohen Kadosh

Dr Roi Cohen Kadosh

Congratulations to Dr Roi Cohen Kadosh, winner of the Career Development category at the Society of Neuroscience Achievement Awards. The award “recognises promise and achievement in the neuroscience field for early career professionals”.

Dr Cohen Kadosh, a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow at the University of Oxford, studies the neural basis of number representation. He has developed novel theories on numerical cognition and uses diverse methods in his research, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. His current research looks to understand developmental and educational failures in numerical processing using behavioural and brain stimulation methods.

Earlier this month, his research showed that applying electrical stimulation to the brain could enhance a person’s mathematical abilities for up to six months.

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