I am a Marie Curie postdoctoral researcher affiliated with Harvard University and the University of Trento. My research focuses on how the human brain learns, represents, and manipulates abstract mathematical concepts. In my work, I try to bring real-world situations to the lab, by developing and using naturalistic tasks that complement more traditional and controlled tasks.
After studying high-level mathematical thinking in professional mathematicians during my PhD thesis supervised by Stanislas Dehaene, I investigated the learning processes involved in the acquisition of mathematics at a younger age, with Jessica Cantlon at Carnegie Mellon University. I now look at the conceptual changes that occur over the course of math education in children, in the laboratories of Elizabeth Spelke and Manuela Piazza. I am addressing this question thanks to a combination of behavioral and fMRI methods. Learn more about my current project here.