Mathematical anxiety, also known as maths phobia, is anxiety about one's ability to do mathematics. Professor Yulia Kovas from Goldsmiths University, London, discusses the impact of mathematical anxiety with Professor Gunnar Bjursell from The Centre for Culture, Cognition and Health. Yulia Kovacs will be holding a lecture on May 19th to further discuss mathematical anxiety, more details to follow.
Yulia Kovas is Professor of Genetics and Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she directs InLab – International Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Investigations into Individual Differences in Learning. She leads several large-scale studies that combine different methods (quantitative and molecular genetics; experimental psychology; neuroscience) with unique samples, including twins; longitudinal cohorts of families with children conceived through IVF; adolescents exhibiting extraordinary performance in the domains of science, music, art and sports; populations with different socio-demographic and educational environments. Professor Kovas teaches and leads research projects at many international universities and is also a co-founder of TAGC – the Accessible Genetics Consortium that aims to promote greater knowledge and beneficial use of aetiological information.
View the interview with Yulia Kovas here
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