Eric Wilkey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development
Overview of Interests
Dr. Wilkey's research focuses on the development of mathematical skills, the neurocognitive mechanisms that enable mathematical cognition, and the neurobiological origins of persistent learning difficulties in mathematics such as the learning disability dyscalculia. From basic numerical processing to higher-level cognition such as executive function skills (e.g., working memory, cognitive flexibility, and inhibitory control), his work investigates how these brain mechanisms develop and manifest in relevant life and academic skills.Dr. Wilkey also collaborates with intervention scientists to study the effect of educational interventions on brain development.