Carrie GEORGES is a Research Scientist at the University of Luxembourg within the Institute of Cognitive Science and Assessment (COSA) that belongs to the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences.
After finishing her Master in Neuroscience at University College London (UK), she joined the University of Luxembourg in 2013 on an FNR/AFR grant and completed her PhD thesis on "Number-space associations as indexed by the SNARC effect – Their relations to mathematical abilities and anxiety & their underlying cognitive mechanisms" in 2017.
Her research mainly focusses on the typical and atypical development of numerical cognition. She is interested in the processing of symbolic and non-symbolic numerical quantities in children and adults and in how these numerical representations relate to spatial abilities and attention. She studies the predictive role of such number-space associations for arithmetic learning and has assessed their contribution to math anxiety. In her research, she uses both behavioural methods and electroencephalography.
She is also part of the Learning Expertise and Research Network (LEARN), which is a group of scientists and practitioners interested in cognitive learning processes and learning difficulties.