– John Hopkins researcher Lisa Feigenson is specialized in the study of brain development, the fundamental processes of human cognition and memory, and children’s understanding about numbers. She is one of the four scientists who were recently rewarded (receiving the Troland Research Award) for extraordinary scientific achievement in neuroscience and psychological science by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

– For example, Feigenson demonstrated that babies between 12 to 14 months old are able to make the distinction between one, two and three objects – but not four. “Her research on cognition in infancy illuminates the foundations of young children’s mathematical reasoning and learning,” wrote NAS about Feigenson in its announcement.



Lisa Feigenson