Our Research


The Cognition and Development Lab is comprised of two labs led by Lucas Butler and Richard Prather. The contact information for each lab is listed below.


Prather Lab

3304S Benjamin Building

Phone: (301) 405-2806

E-mail: prather1@umd.edu


Dr. Prather’s research investigates neurocognitive development with a focus on cognitive processes that support completing numerical/mathematical tasks. His research uses computational modeling, neuroimaging and behavioral experimentation. This research focuses on children 7 to 10 years of age as well as some work with adults. Research goals: (1) development of mechanistic explanations of behavior and the relationship between behavior and neural activity (2) the development of ‘interventions’ suitable for children with a wide range of abilities.

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