August 19, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

King’s psychology graduate Olivia Wassing, ’16, presented her honors thesis research at the Cognitive Science Society conference in Philadelphia on August 12, 2016. In her research, Wassing investigated whether different cognitive skills were related to children’s performance on arithmetic under time pressure (e.g., mad minutes) compared to arithmetic without time pressures. Wassing completed her research in Dr. Penner-Wilger’s Cognitive Science & Numeracy Lab. Dr. Penner also attended the conference with Wassing. Dr. Penner also presented at the conference, with collaborators from Carleton University and the University of Winnipeg, on the link between finger and number representations.

The Cognitive Science Society conference is the preeminent international conference in the field and it attracts researchers, predominantly faculty and graduate students, from around the world to share cutting edge findings. 

This spring and summer Wassing worked at King’s as the research manager for Dr. Penner on a longitudinal project investigating the early predictors of children's numeracy. Wasser is currently a research assistant in the Cognitive Science & Numeracy Lab and she is working for the Dale Brain Injury Service. She plans to attend graduate school after a year of work.

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