Korbinian Moeller

Korbinian Moeller
Loughborough University | Lough · Mathematics Education Centre

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October 2010 - present
April 2008 - September 2010
Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen
March 2006 - March 2008
University of Salzburg

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Math anxiety is defined as negative feelings associated with mathematical tasks in educational but also real-life situations. Evidence shows that math anxiety negatively affects the ability to solve mathematical tasks. Game-based learning has proven to be an effective approach to improve attitudes toward math. This study looked at the effects of a...
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The process of number symbolization is assumed to be critically influenced by the acquisition of so-called verbal number skills (e.g., verbally reciting the number chain and naming Arabic numerals). For the acquisition of these verbal number skills, verbal and visuospatial skills are discussed as contributing factors. In this context, children's ve...
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Objective: Computerized neglect tests could significantly deepen our disorder-specific knowledge by effortlessly providing additional behavioral markers that are hardly or not extractable from existing paper-and-pencil versions. This study investigated how testing format (paper versus digital), and screen size (small, medium, large) affect the Cen...
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It is still a matter of scientific debate whether the line bisection bias frequently observed in patients with spatial neglect is due to attentional underawareness of the left end of the line, attentional hyperattention towards the right end, or a logarithmically compressed perception of the line. To address this question, neglect patients who show...
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Die Gestaltung von Lernumgebungen, die unterschiedliche Lernpotenziale fordern und fördern, ist eine Kernaufgabe schulischer Bildungsprozesse. Die Frage, welche Gestaltungselemente einer Lernumgebung sich für welche Lernenden unter welchen Bedingungen als wirksam erweisen und wie eine Implementation dieser Elemente in die Praxis gelingen kann, ist...
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The poster describes the results of a re-analysis of previous data ( https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.10.27.465904 ) using Bayesian Hypothesis Testing.
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Die empirische Lehr-Lern-Forschung geht davon aus, dass eine lernförderliche Gestaltung digitaler Lern- und Lehr-Medien auf die Art und Weise abgestimmt sein muss, wie Menschen Informationen verarbeiten und im Gedächtnis speichern.
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Numerical magnitude information is assumed to be spatially represented in the form of a mental number line defined with respect to a body-centred, egocentric frame of reference. In this context, spatial language skills such as mastery of verbal descriptions of spatial position (e.g., in front of, behind, to the right/left) have been proposed to be...
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All around the world, there are numerous academic competitions (e.g., “Academic Olympiads”) and corresponding training courses to foster students’ competences and motivation. But do students’ competences and motivation really benefit from such courses? We developed and evaluated a course that was designed to prepare third and fourth graders to part...
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Zusammenfassung. Hintergrund: In zahlreichen Studien wurden inzwischen die Zusammenhänge zwischen Feinmotorik, Fingergnosie und frühen mathematischen Fähigkeiten untersucht. Ziel der vorliegenden Arbeit ist es, einen Überblick über diese Studien zu geben und diese qualitativ dahingehend auszuwerten, für welche mathematischen Fähigkeitsbereiche bere...
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Math anxiety (MA) seems to result from an interaction of genetic vulnerability with negative experiences learning mathematics. Although mathematics achievement does not substantially differ between the sexes, MA levels are usually higher in girls. Molecular genetic markers of MA vulnerability have been seldom explored. This article examines the con...
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Most children use their fingers when learning to count and calculate. These sensorimotor experiences were argued to underlie reported behavioral associations of finger gnosis and counting with mathematical skills. On the neural level, associations were assumed to originate from overlapping neural representations of fingers and numbers. This study e...
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There is increasing effort to integrate Computational Thinking (CT) curricula across all education levels. Therefore, research on CT assessment has lately progressed towards developing and validating reliable CT assessment tools, which are crucial for evaluating students' potential learning progress and thus the effectiveness of suggested curricula...
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Basic numerical skills underlie children’s numerical development. In this follow-up study, we investigated the associations between the development of counting, cardinality understanding, and awareness of structures in quantities in children at the age of 4;7 and 5;3 years. We assumed that the ability to consider structures in quantities should all...
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A growing body of research suggests that basic numerical abilities such as number magnitude processing are influenced by cognitive control processes. So far, evidence for number processing being affected by cognitive control processes stems primarily from observed adaptations of numerical effects to stimulus set characteristics (e.g. order or ratio...
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Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) provides reliable results for determining cognitive load based on averaged cortical blood flow during multiple repetitions of short cognitive tasks. At the same time, it remains unclear how to use this technique for assessing cognitive load during prolonged single-trial activity. In this study, we used...
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Through repeated use of fingers for counting and representing numerical magnitudes in early childhood, specific finger patterns become associated with mental representations of specific quantities. Although children as young as three years of age already use their fingers for representing numerical quantities, evidence on advantageous recognition o...
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Bisherige Studien zeigten wiederholt, dass basale fingersensorische und -motorische Fähigkeiten wie Fingergnosie und Fingerbeweglichkeit mit numerischen Fähigkeiten assoziiert sind. In der vorliegenden Studie wurden beide Prädiktoren erstmalig gemeinsam im Hinblick auf ihre Bedeutung für frühe Rechenfähigkeiten im Vorschulalter untersucht. Die Erge...
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Background: There is evidence indicating beneficial effects of mental simulation on athletic and musical performance. We evaluated whether such beneficial effects of mental simulation generalize to the cognitive domain in terms of embodied (finger-based) numerical representations. Methods: We assessed 70 preschoolers (36 girls, mean age 5;9) on...
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Arithmetic fact retrieval has been suggested to recruit a left-lateralized network comprising perisylvian language areas, parietal areas such as the angular gyrus (AG), and subcortical structures such as the hippocampus. However, the underlying white matter connectivity of these areas has not been evaluated systematically so far. Using simple multi...
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Finger use plays an important role in the development of cognitive (e.g., numerical) concepts. Such embodied relationship between fingers and numbers persists even into adulthood when fingers are typically no longer used for counting. Better understanding how this embodied relationship builds up and plays out is a relevant and ongoing endeavor. To...
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Recently, it was demonstrated that even basic numerical cognition such as the processing of number magnitude is under cognitive control. However, evidence so far primarily came from adaptation effects to stimulus characteristics (e.g., relative frequency of specific stimulus categories). Expanding this approach, we evaluated a possible influence of...
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Early visual-spatial abilities (VSA) were suggested to comply with a two-by-two structure differentiating between intrinsic-extrinsic and static-dynamic dimensions that follow hierarchical development. However, recent studies revealed inconsistencies regarding the structure and development of VSA for different test modes (i.e., tablet-based and non...
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Old age is critically associated with multi-morbidity, chronic pain, and high risk for dementia. Recognizing and treating pain is very much dependent on language comprehension and production. Both may be impaired in dementia. Moreover, neuropsychiatric symptoms may interact with pain perception. The main aims of the present article were 1) to ident...
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Basic numerical abilities such as number line estimation have been observed repeatedly to be associated with mathematical achievement. Recently, it was argued that the association between basic numerical abilities and mathematical achievement is fully mediated by visuospatial abilities. However, arithmetical abilities have not yet been considered a...
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In 2011, Cohen and Blanc-Goldhammer introduced a new unbounded version of the number line estimation task which they argued to overcome limitations of its 'traditional' bounded counterpart. In line with this proposition, there is increasing evidence that the unbounded number line estimation task may indeed reflect a purer measure of the underlying...
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Accumulating evidence identifies emotions as drivers of effective learning. In parallel, game-based learning was found to emotionally engage learners, allegedly harnessing the fundamental tie between emotions and cognition. Questioning further whether and how game-based learning elicit emotional processes, the current fMRI study examined the neurof...
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Computerization of diagnostic neglect tests can deepen our knowledge of neglect specific abnormalities, by effortlessly providing additional behavioral markers that are hardly extractable from existing paper-and-pencil versions. However, so far it is not known whether the digitization and/or a change in size format impact neglect patients' search b...
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Digital media influence writing habits and processes to an extent that raises the question of whether computer-based approaches are comparably suitable for assessing writing skills as handwriting-based assessments. In this study, we examined the influence of writing mode (i.e., handwriting vs. keyboard typing) on text production (i.e., spelling ac...
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Language and numerical development are associated in early childhood. In the present study, we focused on the association of the development of children’s cardinality understanding of small numbers and their knowledge on unspecific quantifiers (i.e., many, a few). In a longitudinal study, we pursued the research question whether children’s knowledg...
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There is consistent evidence that symbolic abilities predict later mathematical achievement, whereas findings for non-symbolic abilities are more inconsistent. However, in previous research non-symbolic abilities were primarily considered as acuity of the approximate number system. In this study, we conceptualized symbolic and non-symbolic abilitie...
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Brazilian students' mathematical achievement was repeatedly observed to fall below average levels of mathematical attainment in international studies such as PISA. Objective: In this article, we argue that this general low level of mathematical attainment may interfere with the diagnosis of developmental dyscalculia when a psychometric criterion...
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Serious games have become an important tool to train individuals in a range of different skills. Importantly, serious games or gamified scenarios allow for simulating realistic time-critical situations to train and also assess individual performance. In this context, determining the user’s cognitive load during (game-based) training seems crucial f...
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Previous research repeatedly found basic numerical abilities (e.g., magnitude understanding, arithmetic fact knowledge, etc.) to predict young students' current and later arithmetic achievement as assessed by achievement tests – even when controlling for the influence of domain-general abilities (e.g., intelligence, working memory). However, to the...
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Serious games have become an important tool to train individuals in a range of different skills. Importantly, serious games or gamified scenarios allow for simulating realistic time-critical situations to train and also assess individual performance. In this context, determining the user’s cognitive load during (game-based) training seems crucial f...
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Digital technology has an increasing influence on writing processes. In this context, the question arises whether changes in writing mode (i.e., handwriting vs. computer‐keyboard typing) also require changes in writing assessments. However, data directly comparing writing mode influences in children with and without developmental writing deficits a...
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Zusammenfassung: Lernspiele gewinnen auch in der Schule zunehmend an Bedeutung als motiva tionsförderliche Lehr und Lernmethode. In einer Feldstudie mit 256 Schülerinnen und Schülern der siebten Schulstufe wurde daher untersucht i) inwiefern sich grundlegende Effekte der For schung zu numerischer Kognition mit einem digitalen Lernspiel zur Messung...
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Inclusion of game elements in learning environments to increase motivation and learning outcome is becoming increasingly popular. However, underlying mechanisms of game-based learning have not been studied sufficiently yet. In the present study, we investigated effects of game-based learning environments on a neurofunctional level. In particular, 5...
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Early numeracy is a robust predictor of later mathematical abilities. So far, early numeracy has typically been presented as a unitary or two-factorial construct. Nevertheless, there is recent evidence suggesting that it may also be reflected by more basic numerical competences. However, the structure and stability of such a multifactorial model of...
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Children increasingly use computing devices. However, it is unclear whether they have basic knowledge of security-related issues such as computer viruses and, in case they do not, what they can learn about them. It was found previously that Czech 8-year-olds have only limited knowledge of computer viruses, but neither naïveunderstanding of older ch...
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Children increasingly use computing devices. However, it is unclear whether they have basic knowledge of security-related issues such as computer viruses and, in case they do not, what they can learn about them. In this study, we first examined preconceptions of computer viruses among Czech and German primary school students using a newly developed...
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Research on instructional design provides inconsistent results on the use of game elements in cognitive tasks or learning. Cognitive load theory suggests that game elements increase extraneous cognitive load and thus may distract the users. In contrast, from an emotional design perspective, the use of game elements is argued to increase performance...
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In the present study, we investigated whether structured quantities like finger or dice patterns are enumerated better than unstructured quantities because they may not require counting. Moreover, we hypothesized children’s mastery of structured quantities to predict their later arithmetic performance longitudinally. In particular, we expected that...
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Gaming may not primarily be associated with the elderly part of the population, but senior gamers represent a growing proportion. Evaluating the applicability of educational games across the lifespan is therefore crucial to better understand potential requirements in different domains and age groups. The current study applied a math learning game t...
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Background : Fractions are known to be difficult for children and adults. Behavioral studies suggest that magnitude processing of fractions can be improved via number line estimation (NLE) trainings, but little is known about the neural correlates of fraction learning. Method : To examine the neuro-cognitive foundations of fraction learning, behav...
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Understanding graphically presented information is an important aspect of modern mathematical and science literacy. In our study, we investigated the influence of basic numerical abilities on students’ ability answer mathematical tasks with information presented in graphs. We analyzed data of 750 German students (grades 9–11) and evaluated the dete...
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Brazilian students’ mathematical achievement was repeatedly observed to fall below average levels ofmathematical attainment in international comparison studies such as PISA. In this article, we argue thatthis general low level of mathematical attainment interferes with the diagnosis of developmentaldyscalculia when the psychometric criterion is use...
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Lecturers in educational videos often use gestures to emphasize what has been said or highlight learning relevant information, which is visible on the screen. However, differences in types of lecturer gestures, such as rhythmic (beat) gestures and signaling (deictic) gestures, have not been investigated thoroughly yet concerning human lecturers in...
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Die meisten Kinder setzen im Lauf ihrer numerischen Entwicklung ihre Finger zum Zählen und initialen Rechnen ein. Allerdings werden Vor- und Nachteile solch fingerbasierter numerischer Strategien kontrovers diskutiert. Zum einen gibt es aus verschiedenen Studien Hinweise, dass fingerbasierte Strategien (z.B. Fingerzählen und simultane Erfassung der...
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The well-documented association between fingers and numbers is not only based on the observation that most children use their fingers for counting and initial calculation, but also on extensive behavioral and neuro-functional evidence. In this article, we critically review developmental studies evaluating the association between finger sensorimotor...
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Visual-spatial abilities (VSA) are considered a building block of early numerical development. They are intuitively acquired in early childhood and differentiate in further development. However, when children enter school, there already are considerable individual differences in children’s visual-spatial and numerical abilities. To better understan...
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Time reading skills are central for the management of personal and professional life. However, little is known about the differential influence of basic numerical abilities on analog and digital time reading in general and in middle and secondary school students in particular. The present study investigated the influence of basic numerical skills s...
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Word problems are widely used in math instruction to convey arithmetic operations within the context of everyday situations. Although they require solving an arithmetic problem, there is only little research regarding influences of basic numerical processes on the difficulty of arithmetic word problems. Therefore, the present study set out to inves...
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Linguistic specificities such as the inversion property of number words (e.g., in German 43 is spoken dreiundvierzig, literally three and forty) moderate Arabic number processing. So far, cross-linguistic studies have mostly focused on inversion-related effects on simple (number comparison) and calculation-based (multi-digit addition) magnitude pro...