# Effects on brain activity after creative mathematical reasoning when considering individual differences in cognitive ability

@article{Wirebring2021EffectsOB, title={Effects on brain activity after creative mathematical reasoning when considering individual differences in cognitive ability}, author={Linnea Karlsson Wirebring and Carola Wiklund-H{\"o}rnqvist and Sara Stillesj{\"o} and Carina Granberg and Johan Lithner and Micael Andersson and Lars Nyberg and Bert Jonsson}, journal={bioRxiv}, year={2021} }

Many learning opportunities of mathematical reasoning in school encourage imitative learning procedures (algorithmic reasoning, AR) instead of engaging in more constructive reasoning processes (e.g., creative mathematical reasoning, CMR). Here, we employed a within-subject intervention in the classroom with pupils in upper secondary schools followed by a test situation during brain imaging with fMRI one week later. We hypothesized that learning with CMR compared to AR should lead to a CMR…

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Active math and grammar learning engages overlapping brain networks

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Common neurocognitive long-term memory effects of active learning that generalize over course subjects (mathematics and vocabulary) are demonstrated by the use of fMRI to indicate that active learning conditions stimulate common processes that become part of the representations and can be reactivated during retrieval to support performance.

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