Dr. Genevieve Allaire-Duquette

Dr. Genevieve Allaire-Duquette completed her PhD studies at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and is currently pursuing her postdoctoral research at Tel Aviv University's School of Education. Her work focuses on understanding mechanisms of reasoning in science and mathematics using cognitive neuroscience methods. More specifically, she is interested in the mechanisms underlying the ability to overcome intuitive interference to formal/logical reasoning. To do so, she uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate how various educational interventions alter brain activity. She will examine changes in brain activation patterns following different types of educational interventions in quantitative reasoning. Working at the frontiers between neuroscience, psychology and education, Dr. Allaire-Duquette hopes to identify brain patterns specific to the various types of interventions, which could enable educators to make informed decisions about the nature and the intensity of the their use of interventions, tasks and examples in various educational settings.