I am a cognitive neuroscientist studying how children learn. My research focuses on how children learn numerical and mathematical concepts, but I am also interested in the acquisition of reading and spatial cognition. Currently, I am a post-doctoral research scholar at the University of Chicago. I am working with Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow to understand how gesture facilitates the acquisition of mathematical equivalence. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Rochester under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Cantlon.


I am also excited about scientific outreach! In graduate school, I was on the planning committee for the Rochester Brain Awareness Campaign. Each year during Brain Awareness Week, we visited local elementary schools to teach children about the brain. We also organized the Rochester Brain Bee for high school students and coordinated events with local groups, such as the Rochester Girl Scout Council.

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Department of Psychology
University of Chicago
5848 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL, 60637

Office: G-309
Email: ajkersey@uchicago.edu

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