Dr. Marcie Penner

Dr. Marcie Penner

Dr. Marcie Penner

Program Coordinator/Associate Professor

Office: FB111
Phone: 4586
Email: mpennerw@uwo.ca
Website: https://www.cogscinumeracy.com

Education

  • Ph.D., Cognitive Science, Carleton University.
  • BA (Highest Honours),Cognitive Science, Carleton University,
  • Certificate in Connectionist Modelling, University of Oxford

Teaching

  • Intro to Cognition
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology for the Common Good: Creating Research-Based Applications

Research

  • Numerical cognition in children and adults
  • Applied cognitive science

Selected Publications

  • Raja, V., Penner, M., Uddin, L.Q. & Anderson , M.L. (in press). The neural reuse hypothesis. In K. Cohen Kadosh, (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Penner, M., *Buckland, C., & *Moes, M. (2019). Early identification of, and interventions for, kindergarten students at risk for mathematics difficulties. In K. M. Robinson, H. Osana & D. Kotsopoulos (Eds.), Mathematical Learning and Cognition in Early Childhood: Integrating Interdisciplinary Research into Practice (pp. 57-78). New York, NY: Springer.
  • *Waring, R. J., & Penner-Wilger, M. (2017). Estimation of importance: Symbolic and non-symbolic ordinality as predictors of exact and approximate calculation in adults. Journal of Numerical Cognition, 2, 202 - 219.
  • Stewart, T. C., Penner-Wilger, M., *Waring, R. J., & Anderson, M. L. (2017). A common neural component for finger gnosis and magnitude comparison. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. J. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1150–1155). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Stewart, T. C., & Penner-Wilger, M. (2017). Analysis of a common neural component for finger gnosis and magnitude comparison. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Cognitive Modelling.
  • Penner-Wilger, M. & Anderson, M. L. (2013). The relation between finger gnosis and mathematical ability: Why redeployment of neural circuits best explains the finding.  Frontiers in Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 4, 877. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00877
  • *Newton, A. T. & Penner-Wilger, M. (2015). Count on diversity: The cognitive and mathematical profiles of children in early elementary school. In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1709-1714). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • *Newton, A. T., *Waring, R. J., & Penner-Wilger, M. (2014). Symbiotic symbols: Symbolic (but not non-symbolic) number representation predicts calculation fluency in adults. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2753-2758). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Penner-Wilger, M. & *Waring, R. J., & *Newton, A. T. (2014). Subitizing and finger gnosis predict calculation fluency in adults. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1150-1155). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • LeFevre, J., Penner-Wilger, M., Pyke, A., Shanahan, T., Deslauriers, W. A., Trbovich, P., & Roberts, M. A. (2014). Putting two and two together: Declines in arithmetic fluency among young Canadian adults. Carleton University Cognitive Science Technical Report 2014-01. URL https://carleton.ca/ics/wp-content/uploads/CogSci-2014-01.pdf
  • Anderson, M. L. & Penner-Wilger, M. (2013). Neural reuse in the evolution and development of the brain: Evidence for developmental homology? Developmental Psychobiology, 55, 42-51.
  • Penner-Wilger, M., & Anderson, M. L. (2011). The relation between finger gnosis and mathematical ability: Can we attribute function to cortical structure with cross-domain modelling? Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2445-2450). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • LeFevre, J., Fast, L., Smith-Chant, B., Skwarchuk, S., Bisanz, J., Kamawar, D., & Penner-Wilger, M. (2010). Pathways to mathematics:  Longitudinal predictors of performance. Child Development, 81, 1753-1767
  • Penner-Wilger, M., Fast, L., LeFevre, J., Smith-Chant, B. L., Skwarchuk, S., Kamawar, D., & Bisanz, J. (2009). Subitizing, finger gnosis, and the representation of number. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Cognitive Science Society (pp. 520-525). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Penner-Wilger, M., & Anderson, M. L. (2008). An alternative view of the relation between finger gnosis and math ability: Redeployment of finger representations for the representation of number. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1647-1652). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

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