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Prather, Richard

Prather, Richard

Associate Professor
Human Development and Quantitative Methodology
College of Education
Brain and Behavior Institute
3304 Benjamin Building

Our research program uses computational modeling, neuroimaging and behavioral experimentation to develop mechanistic explanations of behavior and insights into the relationship between children's behavior and neural activity. In addition to laboratory based experiments we also work in schools to develop interventions to improve children's mathematics performance. This multifaceted approach allows me to investigate questions in a manner that integrates neuroscience with developmental theory and imporant educational applications.


I received my PhD in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin and SB in Brain & Cognitive Sciences(9) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I grew up and attended high school in Atlanta, GA.

  • Educational neuroscience
  • Mathematical models
  • Developmental cognitive neuroscience¬†
  • Numerical cognition

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