Cendra Agulhon



Conference room R229
Campus Saint Germain des Prés de l'Université de Paris, 45 rue des Saints Pères, Paris 6e


12 Sep 2022


11 h 00 min - 12 h 00 min


INCC Seminar Series

Cognitive foundations of mathematics, by Véronique Izard

Summary Cognitive foundations of mathematics
How is it possible that we, humans, as biological creatures, are capable of mathematical thought? In this talk, I will present research looking for abilities that can serve as “cognitive foundations” for mathematics: intuitions with mathematical content, which are present in humans (adults, children, or even infants) in the absence or prior to any education in mathematics. I will definitely talk about geometry (and about the geometric content of visual form perception), and, time permitting, perhaps also about the emergence of a number sense in babies.

Short Biography
Véronique IZARD is a CNRS Research Scientist (Chargée de Recherches) and have been at INCC/LPP since 12 years. She is the co-leader of the “Language and Cognition Team” and study mathematical cognition in infants, children and adults, and sometimes in animals or in computational models, too. more information