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Eric D. Wilkey

PhD candidate
Research Area: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Neuroscience
Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

I'm a PhD candidate in the Educational Neuroscience PhD program, housed in the Vanderbilt Brain Institute’s Neuroscience program and supported by the Peabody College of Education and Human Development. After growing up in Memphis and then attending college in Nashville at Belmont, I consider myself a Tennessee native.

My interest in neuroscience, education, and the development of the mind brought me first to Madrid, Spain as a teacher and then to complete a Master’s in Educational Neuroscience at Harvard. My current research focuses on the underlying neural mechanisms of doing and learning math and developmental dyscalculia using behavioral experiments, fMRI, and eyetracking.

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Representative Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Papers

Wilkey, E.D., Pollack, C., Price, G. R. (in prep). ANS acuity, math achievement, and dyscalculia: a domain-specific executive function relation.

Price, G. R. & Wilkey, E. D. (under review, 1st revision submitted). Mediating Relations between Nonsymbolic and Symbolic Magnitude Processing and Math in Middle-School Children from Low-Income Backgrounds.

Wilkey, E.D., Barone, J. C., Mazzocco, M. M., Vogel, S. E., Price, G. R. (in press). The Effect of Non-Numeric Visual Parameters on Performance and Neural Activation Patterns During Nonsymbolic Number Comparison and Its Relation to Math Skills. Neuroimage.

Price, G. R. & Wilkey, E. D. (in press). Developmental Dyscalculia. In The SAGE encyclopedia of intellectual and developmental disorders. E. Braeter (Ed.). (Vol. 1, pp - ). Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage.

Yeo, D.J., Wilkey, E. D., & Price, G. R. (2017). Putative Number Form Area and the ‘Symbolic Number Network’: A Functional Neuroimaging Meta-Analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

Price, G. R., Wilkey, E. D., & Yeo, D. J. (2017). Eye-movement patterns during nonsymbolic and symbolic numerical magnitude comparison and their relation to math calculation skills. Acta Psychologica, 176(March), 47–57. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.03.012

Price, G. R., Yeo, D. J., Wilkey, E. D., & Cutting, L. E. (2017). Prospective Relations between Resting State Connectivity of Parietal Subdivisions and Arithmetic Competence. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2017.02.006

Wilkey, E. D., Cutting, L. E., & Price, G. R. (2017). Neuroanatomical correlates of performance in a state-wide test of math achievement. Developmental Science, (March 2017), 1–10. http://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12545

*Merkley, R., Wilkey, E. D., & Matejko, A. A. (2016). Exploring the Origins and Development of the Visual Number Form Area: A Functionally Specialized and Domain-Specific Region for the Processing of Number Symbols? Journal of Neuroscience. 36, 4659–4661. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0710-16.2016

        * co-first-author publication

Price, G. R., Wilkey, E. D., Yeo, D. J., & Cutting, L. E. (2016). The relation between 1st grade greymatter volume and 2nd grade math competence. NeuroImage, 124, 232–237. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.08.046

Tripney, J., Hombrados, T. J., Newman, M., Hovish, K., Brown, C., Steinka-Fry, K., & Wilkey, E. D.  (2013). Technical and Vocational Education and Training Training (TVET) Interventions to Improve the Employability and Employment of Young People in Low- and Middle Income Countries : Systematic Review. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 9. doi:10.4073/csr.2013.9

Cerruti, C., Wilkey, E. D., (2011) Verbal overshadowing and verbal facilitation in creative cognition. In L. DellaPietra (Ed.), Perspectives on Creativity Vol. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.
 
 
International Conference Talks & Poster Presentations

Wilkey, E.D., Barone, J. C., Mazzocco, M. M. M., Vogel, S. E., & Price, G. R. (accepted). The Influence of Visual Cues on Nonsymbolic Number Comparison and Their Relation to Math Competency. Nanosymposium talk to be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC. November, 2017.

Yeo, D. J., Wilkey, E. D., & Price, G. R. (2017). An ALE meta-analytical search for the putative number form area and its associated network. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping, Vancouver, Canada. June 2017.

Wilkey, E. D., & Price, G. R. (2017). Symbolic and Nonsymbolic Magnitude Processing, the Neural Distance Effect, and Math Achievement. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping, Vancouver, Canada. June 2017.

Wilkey, E.D., Barone, J. C., Mazzocco, M. M. M., Vogel, S. E., & Price, G. R. (2017). The Influence of Visual Cues on Nonsymbolic Number Comparison and Their Relation to Math Competency. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA March 2017.

Yeo, D. J., Wilkey, E. D., & Price, G. R. (2017). The search for the putative number form area: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA, March 2017.

Wilkey, E.D., Barone, J. C., Mazzocco, M. M., Vogel, S. E., Price, G. R. (2016). The Influence of Non-Numeric Visual Parameters on Performance and Neural Activation Patterns During Nonsymbolic Number Comparison. Poster presented at the biannual conference of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, Toronto, Canada. September 2016.

Yeo, D. J., Wilkey, E.D., Price, G. R. (2016). The relation between numerical estimation flexibility and mathematical competence. Poster presented at the biannual conference of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society, Toronto, Canada. September 2016.

Wilkey, E.D., Price, G. R. (2016). Eight-Year Growth in Math Skills and Its Relationship to Nonsymbolic and Symbolic Number Processing. Poster presented at the NIH and IES funded Math Cognition and Learning Conference special topic: The Role of Linguistic and Cultural Factors in Mathematical Cognitive Development, Ft. Worth , Texas. May 2016.

Yeo, D. J. , Wilkey, E.D., Price, G. R. (2016). Eye movement patterns underlying symbolic and nonsymbolic numerical magnitude comparison. Poster presented at the NIH and IES funded Math Cognition and Learning Conference special topic: The Role of Linguistic and Cultural Factors in Mathematical Cognitive Development, Ft. Worth, Texas. May 2016.

Wilkey, E.D., Price, G. R. (2016). Task-Specific Processing of Arabic Digits in the Left Angular Gyrus. Poster presented at the annual conference of Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York City, NY. April 2016.

Price, G. R, Wilkey, E.D., Yeo, D. J., Cutting, L. E. (2015). Resting-State Connectivity At 1st Grade Predicts Math Competence at 2nd Grade. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL. October 2015.

Wilkey, E.D., Price, G. R, Cutting, L. E. (2015). Neuroanatomical Correlates of Performance in State-Wide Test of Math Achievement. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA March 2015.

* Price, G. R, Wilkey, E.D., Cutting, L. E. (2014). Neuroanatomical predictors of 3rd Grade Math Competence. Poster presented at the biannual conference of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society, Fort Worth, TX. November 2014.

            * outstanding poster award; only one award for research posters at conference

 

Regional Conferences & Poster Presentations

Wilkey, E.D., Barone, J. C., Mazzocco, M. M., Vogel, S. E., Price, G. R. (2016). The Influence of Non-Numeric Visual Parameters on Performance and Neural Activation Patterns During Nonsymbolic Number Comparison. Poster presented at the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Neuroscience Graduate Program Retreat, Nashville, TN. September 2016.

Wilkey, E.D., Price, G. R. (2016). Eight-Year Growth in Math Skills and Its Relationship to Nonsymbolic and Symbolic Number Processing. Poster presented at the 9th Annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, Nashville, TN. September 2016.

Yeo, D. J., Wilkey, E.D., Price, G. R. (2016). The relation between numerical estimation flexibility and mathematical competence. Poster presented at the 9th Annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, Nashville, TN. September 2016.

Wilkey, E.D., Price, G. R, Cutting, L. E. (2015). Neuroanatomical Correlates of Performance in State-Wide Test of Math Achievement. Poster presented at the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Neuroscience Graduate Program Retreat, Nashville, TN. September 2015.

Wilkey, E.D., Price, G. R. (2014). Musical Training & Mathematical Competence: Behavioral Relationships and Neurocognitive Foundations. Poster presented at Music & the Mind in Music City event, Nashville, TN, June 2014.