Logo: Deutsches Institut für Internationale Pädagogische Forschung

Forschung

Publikationendatenbank

Treffer anzeigen

Autor:
Lonnemann, Jan; Linkersdörfer, Janosch; Heselhaus, Vera; Hasselhorn, Marcus; Lindberg, Sven:

Titel:
Relations between balancing and arithmetic skills in children
Evidence of cerebellar involvement?

Quelle:
In: Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24 (2011) 5 , 592-601

URL des Volltextes:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroling.2011.02.005

DOI:
doi:10.1016/j.jneuroling.2011.02.005

Sprache:
Englisch

Dokumenttyp:
3a. Beiträge in begutachteten Zeitschriften; Aufsatz (keine besondere Kategorie)

Schlagwörter:
Arithmetik, Deutschland, Empirische Untersuchung, Gehirn, Grundschüler, Korrelation, Mathematische Kompetenz, Motorik, Rechnen


Abstract(englisch):
Reading performance has been shown to be linked with balancing skills, possibly indicating an involvement of the cerebellum in reading-related tasks. In our study, we examined whether a similar connection can be detected for arithmetic performance. We assessed basic arithmetic skills of 8 10-year-old children (n 1 4 53) and asked them to balance on the left or right foot, with eyes open or closed. Results revealed substantial correlations between performance in arithmetic tasks and in the balancing tasks with closed eyes even when controlling for attentional and reasoning capabilities. These findings are interpreted in terms of a cerebellar involvement in arithmetic tasks. We propose that verbally medi- ated arithmetic tasks like multiplication might be related to cerebellar functions in different ways than those arithmetic tasks that require elaboration strategies and quantity manipulations, such as subtraction.


DIPF-Abteilung:
Bildung und Entwicklung

Notizen:

zuletzt verändert: 11.11.2016