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Brian Butterworth interviewed in "Can Animals Count?" by Robyn Williams on ABC Radio, Australia The Science Show. Edited Audio (15 minutes). Full Programme. (8th November 2014).

Brian Butterworth interviewed in How to Teach Maths by Alex Bellos on BBC Radio 4. (5th February 2014).

"Can fish count?" Lecture by Brian Butterworth at UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience on YouTube. (23rd January 2014).

 



2013
 

"Educational Neuroscience", edited by Denis Mareschal, Brian Butterworth and Andy Tolmie, published by Wiley-Blackwell: Contents and also Introduction by Brian Butterworth & Andy Tolmie. (December 2013).

"Sensitivity to numerosity is not a unique visuospatial psychophysical predictor of mathematical ability" by Marc S. Tibber, Gemma S. L. Manasseh, Richard C. Clarke, Galina Gagin, Sonja N. Swanbeck, Brian Butterworth, R. Beau Lotto & Steven C. Dakin in Vision Research, 89, 1 - 9. (PDF). (30th August 2013).

"The Brain or the Universe - Where Does Math Come from?" A Kavli Foundation Spotlight Videocast Discussion with Bruce Lieberman, Brian Butterworth, Max Tegmark and Raphael Nuñez on YouTube. (7th August 2013).

"Developmental trajectories of grey and white matter in dyscalculia" by Ashish Ranpura, Elizabeth Isaacs, Caroline Edmonds, Mary Rogers, Julie Lanigan, Atul Singhal, John Clayden, Chris Clark & Brian Butterworth in Trends in Neuroscience and Education: 2 (2): Pages 56 - 64. (PDF). (June 2013).

"Understanding Neurocognitive Developmental Disorders Can Improve Education for All" by Brian Butterworth & Yulia Kovas in Science: Volume 340: Number 6130: Pages 300 - 305. (PDF). (19th April 2013).

"Collective enumeration" by Bahador Bahrami, Daniele Didino, Chris Frith, Brian Butterworth & Geraint Rees in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance: Volume 39 (2): Pages 338 - 347 . (PDF). (April 2013).

"Differential effects of left parietal theta-burst stimulation on order and quantity processing" by Gordon L.F. Cheng, Joey Tang, Vincent Walsh, Brian Butterworth & Marinella Cappelletti in Brain Stimulation. 6 (2): Pages 160 - 165. (PDF). (March 2013).

Brian Butterworth interviewed about Numbers and Brains by Numberphile on YouTube. (26th January 2013).

Numbers Games Devised to Aid People with "Dyscalculia" by Ewen Callaway and Nature Magazine in Scientific American. (9th Janury 2013).

Brian Butterworth in Nature News Feature "Dyscalculia: Number Games" by Ewen Callaway (PDF). (9th January 2013).

 



2012
 

Brian Butterworth contributes to Brain Science discussion on BBC Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage. (14 MB podcast). (10th December 2012).

Brian Butterworth interviewed by Alex Bellos at beginning (02.45) and end (22.30) of BBC Radio 4's Land of the Rising Sums. (29th October 2012).

Brian Butterworth interviewed about Dyscalculia by Numberphile on YouTube. (24th July 2012).

"Commentary on 'How Can Syntax Support Number Word Acquisition?' by Kristen Syrett, Julien Musolino & Rochel Gelman" by Brian Butterworth in Language Learning and Development. 8 (2): Pages 186 - 189. (PDF). (30th March 2012).

"Stability and Change in Markers of Core Numerical Competencies" by Robert Reeve, Fiona Reynolds, Judi Humberstone & Brian Butterworth. in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 141 (4): Pages 649 - 666. (PDF). (12th March 2012).

"Evidence for Two Numerical Systems That Are Similar in Humans and Guppies." by Christian Agrillo, Laura Piffer,, Angelo Bisazza & Brian Butterworth in PLoS ONE. 7 (2): e31923: Pages 1 - 8. (PDF). (15th February 2012).

"Basic Numerical Capacities and Prevalence of Developmental Dyscalculia: The Havana Survey" by Vivian Reigosa-Crespo, Mitchell Valdés-Sosa, Brian Butterworth, Nancy Estévez, Marisol Rodríguez, Elsa Santos, Paul Torres, Ramón Suárez, & Agustín Lage in Developmental Psychology. Volume 48 (1): Pages 1 - 13. (PDF). (January 2012).

"Numeracy Skills in Patients With Degenerative Disorders and Focal Brain Lesions: A Neuropsychological Investigation " by Cappelletti, M., Butterworth, B., & Kopelman, M. in Neuropsychology. Volume 26 (1): Pages 1 - 19. (PDF). (January 2012).

 
  

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2011
 

"Time processing in dyscalculia" by Marinella Cappelletti, Elliot D. Freeman & Brian L. Butterworth Frontiers in Psychology. Volume 2: Article 364: Pages 1 - 10. (PDF). (20th December 2011).

"Fine-grained pitch processing of music and speech in congenital amusia" by Barbara Tillmann, Elena Rusconi, Brian Butterworth, Caroline Traube, Isabel Peretz, & Carlo Umiltà:, C. in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. Volume 130(6): Pages 4089 - 4096. (15th December 2011).

"Understanding the real value of fractions and decimals" by Teresa Iuculano & Brian Butterworth in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Volume 64: Issue 11. (PDF). (1st November 2011).

"Mapping Numerical Magnitudes Along the Right Lines: Differentiating Between Scale and Bias" by Vyacheslav Karolis, Teresa Iuculano, and Brian Butterworth in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Vol 140: 4 (PDF). (November 2011).

"Numeri e calcolo" ("Numbers & Calculation"), Edizioni Erickson, by Brian Butterworth, which translation of "The Development of Arithmetical Abilities", 2005. (30th October 2011).

"Didattica per la discalculia" ("Teaching methods for dyscalculia"), Edizioni Erickson, by Brian Butterworth & Dorian Yeo, which translation of "Dyscalculia Guidance". (30th October 2011).

"Neural basis of mathematical cognition" by Brian Butterworth & Vincent Walsh in Current Biology. Vol 21: 16: R618-R621. (PDF). (23rd August 2011).

Brian Butterworth & David Baddiel in Laverne Antrobus's BBC4 "Carrots & Sticks: A Horizon Guide to Raising Kids". Extract. (11th August 2011).

"Specialization in the human brain: the case of numbers" by Roi Cohen Kadosh, Bahador Bahrami,Vincent Walsh, Brian Butterworth, Tudor Popescu & Cathy J. Price in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Volume 5 Article 62 Pages 1 - 9. (PDF) . (11th July 2011).

Introduction from Chinese Version of "The Mathematical Brain, 2004. (4th July 2011).

"Low numeracy and dyscalculia: identification and intervention " by Brian Butterworth & Diana Laurillard in ZDM Mathematics Education. Volume 42: Number 6: Pages 527- 539. (PDF) (18th June 2011).

"Bad at Math - or is it dyscalculia?" by Cari Nierenberg on MSNBC. (31st May 2011).

Dyscalculia Resources, Web Sites and Video Links added. Video extracts, featuring Beau, Paul and Trish, from "Sorry, Wrong Number", a film made by Alex Gabbay and Brian Butterworth for the Educating Together web site. (29th May 2011).

"Dyscalculia: From Brain to Education" by Brian Butterworth, Sashank Varma & Diana Laurillard in Science Magazine. Vol 332: Number 6033: Pages 1049 - 1053. (PDF). (27th May 2011).

"Is dyscalculia as serious as dyslexia?" with Brian Butterworth & Marcus Du Sautoy on the Today Programme. BBC Radio 4. (27th May 2011).

"Age-Independent and Age-Dependent Neural Substrate for Single-Digit Multiplication and Addition Arithmetic Problems" by by Xinlin Zhou, James R. Booth, Jiayan Lu,, Hui Zhao, Brian Butterworth & Qi Dongi Developmental Neuropsychology. 36 (3): Pages 338 - 352. (PDF).(April 2011).

"Bad at numbers: what's the brain got to with it?" by Brian Butterworth lecture at Institute of Education, University of Reading with introduction by Andy Goodwyn. (22nd March 2011).

"That Does Not Compute: the hidden affliction of dyscalculia" with Brian Butterworth et al on "All in the Mind", presented by Natasha Mitchell. (mp3). Additional interview with Brian Butterworth (mp3). All in the Mind Blog: Numbers (29th January 2011).

"Is Poor Maths Something We Should Worry About?" by Brian Butterworth on "Discussion Point" (6th January 2011).

 




2010

"Updating Working Memory and arithmetical attainment in school" by Teresa Iuculano,, Raffaella Moro & Brian Butterworth in Learning and Individual Differences . 21 (2011) 655 - 661. (PDF). (10th December 2010).

"Dyscaculia Guidance" by Brian Butterworth & Dorian Yeo, 2004, published in Swedish as "Dyskalkyli - Att hjälpa elever med specifika matematiksvårigheter." (2010).

"Helping Poor Maths Learners Is Helping All of Us" by Brian Butterworth on "Discussion Point". Refers again to OECD Report, "The High Cost of Low Educational Performance". (PDF) (6th December 2010).

"Numbers in the Brain:" A Meeting in honour of Professor Brian Butterworth: Programme. Lecture Theatre, Clinical Neuroscience Building, 33 Queen Square, London WC1. "Representations of number in the brain" and "The role of the language systems in the brain in the development of the concept of number". (26th & 27th November 2010).

Brian Butterworth interviewed by Rebecca Pike on BBC Radio 2's "Simon Mayo Drivetime" (mp3 extract). (18th November 2010).

"Learn maths to boost the economy, scientist advises," by Laura Roberts in Daily Telegraph. Refers to OECD Report on "The High Cost of Low Educational Performance". PDF (2MB) (18th November 2010).

Brian Butterworth appears on BBC Radio 4's "Best of Today: Business News with Adam Shaw" (mp3 extract). (18th November 2010).

"Foundational numerical capacities and the origins of dyscalculia" by Brian Butterworth in "Trends in Cognitive Sciences Special Issue: Space, Time and Number" XX (2010) 1 - 8 (300k) (25th October 2010).

"Low numeracy and dyscalculia: identification and intervention" by Brian Butterworth & Diana Laurillard in "ZDM Mathematics Education" (2010) 42: 527 - 539 (500k) (18th June 2010).

Brian Butterworth letter in Financial Times (registration required) "Counting the cost of difficulty with numbers". See also PDF Version for reference. (22nd May 2010).

Brian Butterworth & Antony Gormley in "Just Trial and Error", a film by Alex Gabbay, shown at the London International Documentary Festival. Trailer on YouTube. (7th May 2010).

Brian Butterworth appears on BBC Radio 4's "Inside the Brain of a Five-Year Old" : (mp3). (29th March 2010).

"A Candidate for the Attentional Bottleneck: Set-size Specific Modulation of the Right TPJ during Attentive Enumeration" by Petra Vetter, Brian Butterworth, & Bahador Bahrami in "Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience" X: Y: Pages 1 - 9 (250k) (29th March 2010).

"Time and numerosity estimation are independent: Behavioral evidence for two different systems using a conflict paradigm " by Christian Agrillo, Ashish Ranpura, & Brian Butterworth in "Cognitive Neuroscience": 2010 iFirst: Pages 1 - 6 (324k) (15th March 2010).

Brian Butterworth appears on BBC 1's "The One Show" in feature on Dyscalculia (21st January 2010).

"Unconscious Numerical Priming Despite Interocular Suppression" by Bahador Bahrami, Petra Vetter, Eva Spolaore, Silvia Pagano, Brian Butterworth & Geraint Rees in "Psychological Science" 2010 21: Pages 224 - 233 (500k) Online version. See also Supplementary Material (19th January 2010).

Brian Butterworth tests Lenny Henry for Dyscalculia on BBC Radio 4's "What's So Great About ... ? Maths" Series 2 : (mp3). (9th January 2010).

 
  

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2009
 
 

"The impact of visuo-spatial number forms on simple arithmetic" by Jamie Ward, Noam Sagiv & Brian Butterworth in "Cortex" 45: 10 Pages 1261 - 1265 (160k) (2009).

"Contribution of frontal cortex to the spatial representation of number" by Elena Rusconi, Domenica Bueti, Vincent Walsh & Brian Butterworth in "Cortex" XXX Research Report: Pages 1261 - 1265 (980k) (in press).

Brian Butterworth on BBC World Service's "Discovery: "Numbers That Made the World: Episode 2" : (mp3 extract). (9th September 2009).

Brian Butterworth on BBC2's "Horizon": "Who Do You Want Your Child To Be?" : (mov extract) (18th March 2009).

"Verbal counting and spatial strategies in numerical tasks: Evidence from indigenous Australia" by Brian Butterworth & Robert Reeve in special issue of "Philosophical Psychology" on Knowledge of number and knowledge of language, edited by Helen de Cruz and Pierre Pica: 21: 443- 457. (500k) (2008).

Why some people can't put two and two together by Laura Spinney in New Scientist: Number 2692. (24th January 2009).

 




2008
 

Easy As 1, 2, 3. People Come into the World Ready to Count Its Wonders in The Economist. PDF Version for reference (30th December 2008).

Modulating Attentional Load Affects Numerosity Estimation: Evidence against a Pre-Attentive Subitizing Mechanism by Petra Vetter, Brian Butterworth & Bahador Bahrami in PLoSOne: Vol 3: 9 (e 3269) pp. 1 - 6. (250 k). From Open Access (September, 2008).

Robyn Willams interview on whether recent Australian experiments indicate that numbers are wired into human brain on "The Science Show" (mp3) (27th September 2008).

Numerical thought with and without words: Evidence from indigenous Australian children by Brian Butterworth, Robert Reeve, Fiona Reynolds, & Delyth Lloyd in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (10.1073 PNAS 080604510) Vol 105: No 35: Pages 13179 - 13184 (PDF) (1.6MB) & Supporting Information (100k). (2nd September 2008).

Number forms in the brain by Joey Tang, Jamie Ward & Brian Butterworth in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 20:9, pp. 1547 - 1556. (200 k) (September, 2008).

Human Brain Has 'Built-In' Counting Skill by ANI: Thaindian News. (20th August 2008).

The mathematician inside all of us: New Scientist. (20th August 2008).

Brain's counting skill "built-in": BBC News. (19th August 2008).

Does language determine thought? Nature. (19th August 2008).

Research using Aborigines makes maths breakthrough by Andrew Trounson in The Australian. (19th August 2008).

Researchers Say Numbers Aren't Needed To Count, by Randolph E. Schmid, AP Science Writer, in USA Today. (18th August 2008).

Numbers come before language, says study, by Brandon Keim: Wired. Also You don't need to count to be a maths genius. (18th August 2008).

We are natural born mathematicians by Roger Highfield in Daily Telegraph. (18th August 2008).

'Number blindness' more common than dyslexia by Steve Connor in The Independent. (8th June 2008).

Maths disability more common than dyslexia by Richard Gray in The Sunday Telegraph. (7th June 2008).

One in 20 may suffer effects of 'number blindness' by Fiona MacCleod in The Scotsman. (15th April 2008).

Vivienne Parry interviews Brian Butterworth on BBC Radio 4 "Am I Normal?" Programme 3: Maths. (30 minutes) (mp3) (18th March 2008).

Brian Butterworth: Selected Works: UK & US Version (700k) (May, 2008).

 
 
  

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2007
 
 

Why frequencies are natural by Brian Butterworth in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2007) 303: 259. (30 k).

A case of selective impairment of encyclopaedic numerical knowledge or 'when December 25th is no longer Christmas day, but '20 + 5' is still 25' by Marinella Cappelletti, Ashok Jansari, Michael Kopelman & Brian Butterworth in Cortex 44 : 325 - 336 (400 k) (23rd December, 2007).

Functional optical signal analysis: a software tool for near-infrared spectroscopy data processing incorporating statistical parametric mapping by Peck H. Koh, Daniel E. Glaser, Guillaume Flandin, Stefan Kiebel, Brian Butterworth, Atsushi Maki, David T. Delpy & Clare E. Elwell in Journal of Biomedical Optics 12 (6) 064010 - 064011 - 064010 - 064013 (1 MB) (November to December, 2007).

Radio 4's More or Less on comparison between human and chimpanzee skills with numbers, featuring Brian Butterworth and Test. [chimpanzee sections in mp3] (6.5 MB). (23rd April 2007).

Dissociations in numerical abilities revealed by progressive cognitive decline in a patient with semantic dementia by Marinella Cappelletti, Michael D.Kopelman, John Morton & Brian Butterworth in Cognitive Neuropsychology 22 (7): 771 - 793 (650k) (2005).

"A lesson in maths" by "Sybil" on brain and maths ability according to Brian Butterworth in news@nature.com (13th March 2007).

The responses of students and teachers to maths disabilities in the classroom by Anna Bevan & Brian Butterworth: Draft of 7th December 2002 (600k) (February, 2007).

Brian Butterworth: Selected Works: UK & US Version (700k) (February, 2007).

 





2006
 

Interview with Brian Butterworth in Understanding the Teenage Brain [mp3] BBC World Service: Discovery (3rd December 2006.)

Bodil Andersson's English Language Interview with Brian Butterworth in Dislexi Aktuellt on läs-och skrivsvårigheter: Årgång 11: Nr. 2: 4 - 6 (2.5 MB) (2006.)

Brian Butterworth Chapter on Mathematical expertise. In K. A. Ericsson's (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance. (pp. 553-568) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (150k) (2006).

Exact and approximate judgements of visual and auditory numerosity: an fMRI study by Manuela Piazza, Andrea Mechelli, Cathy J. Price & Brian Butterworth in Brain Research 1106: 177 - 188 (200k) (in press).

The Understanding of Quantifiers in Semantic Dementia: A Single-Case Study by Marinella Cappelletti, Brian Butterworth & Michael Kopelman in Neurocase 12: 136 - 145 (150k) (2006).

Are numerical impairments syndrome specific? Evidence from Williams syndrome and Down's syndrome by Sarah J. Paterson, Luisa Girelli, Brian Butterworth & Annette Karmiloff-Smith in Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 47: 2: 190 - 204 (400k) (2006).

Imaging Informational Conflict: A Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Numerical Stroop by J. Tang, H. D. Critchley, D. E. Glaser, R. J. Dolan, and B. Butterworth in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 18: 12: 2049 - 2062 (400k) (2006).

What is the relationship between synaesthesia and visuo-spatial number forms? by Noam Sagiv, Julia Simner James Collins, Brian Butterworth & Jamie Ward in Cognition 101: 114 - 128 (200k) (2006).

Google Custom Search Facility installed (25th October 2006).

Robyn Willams interview about "How brains process sounds and do maths" on "The Science Show" (August, 2006) [mp3].

"Inside story: dyscalculia" by Hilary Freeman: on dyscalculia test under Brian Butterworth in The Times (10th June 2006).

"Fear of Math: New Insight into How We Count" by Ker Than: Interview with Fulvia Castelli and Brian Butterworth on LiveScience.com (22nd March 2006).

Discrete and analogue quantity processing in the parietal lobe: A functional MRI study by Fulvia Castelli, Daniel E. Glaser & Brian Butterworth in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA: Vol. 103 Number 12: 4693 - 4698. (400k) (21st March).

Sue Broom of BBC World Service Science in Action interviews Brian Butterworth on breakthrough in understanding of how the brain deals with numbers. (3.5 minutes) (10th March).

Seed Magazine "A Head for Numbers" by Kevin Friedl about forthcoming article by Brian Butterworth and others in "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science" on discovery of a network in brain specialising in dealing with particular numbers . (10th March).

Archive of Selected Publications 1975 - 2005 available. (19th February).

"Your Recipe for Success", Episode 4 of BBC 1 Sixth Series on Parenting, features Dyscalculia Screener developed by Brian Butterworth. Website links to "Do You Have a Mathematical Brain Test (5th February).

Spatial representation of pitch height: the SMARC effect by Elena Rusconi, Bonnie Kwana, Bruno L. Giordano, Carlo Umilta &, Brian Butterworth in Cognition 99: 113 - 129. (300k) (2006).

 

 
  

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2005
 

Developmental Dyscalculia by Brian Butterworth. Chapter 26 of The Handbook of Mathematical Cognition, edited by Jamie ID Campbell, Psychology Press: Pages 455 -467: (500k) (2005).

The development of arithmetical abilities by Brian Butterworth. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 46: 1 (2005), pp 3 - 18: (200k) (2005).

Number and language: how are they related? Rochel Gelman & Brian Butterworth. Trends in Cognitive Sciences Vol.9 No.1 January 2005: Page 6 - 10: (150k) (2005).

 

 

2004
 

The Guardian: What happens when you can't count past four? by Brian Butterworth asking whether one can do maths without words for big numbers. (21st October 2004).

The Guardian: Dyslexia Has a Language Barrier by Brian Butterworth and Joey Tang, arguing that readers of Chinese use different parts of the brain from readers of English. (23rd September 2004).

Cognition 93: (2004) 99 - 125: Developmental dyscalculia and basic numerical capacities: a study of 8 - 9-year-old students by Karin Landerl, Anna Bevan & Brian Butterworth (2004).

Sunday Telegraph queries whether girls are worse at maths. (18th April 2004).

 

 

2003
 

The Guardian, Reuters, The Times et al on estimate, at British Assocation for the Advancement of Science Festival, of 5 per cent dyscalculia rate and BBC, Daily Telegraph, Nature, and New Scientist on test, involving 18,000 people, that suggests an apparent female advantage in counting up to 3. (10th to 11th September, 2003). Also Science Show, Australia: mp3 (27th September, 2003).

Daily Telegraph Connected Series: a." Back to square roots... add a good teacher and practice", b."Why we use our fingers and toes to count" and c."Inside Carol Vorderman's head". (3rd September, 2003).

BBC Radio 4 dyscalculia screener interview (following feature on risk) : RealAudio after 18.28 minutes or mp3 (25th February 2003).

Daily Mail: "When Sums Don't Add Up": article on Dyscalculia. (4th February 2003).

 

 
  

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2002
 

Brian Butterworth: Selected Works: (December, 2002).

Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2002, 19 (6), 483 - 503: Why Semantic Dementia Drives You to the Dogs (but Not to the Horses): a Theoretical Account by Marinella Cappelletti, Michael Kopelman & Brian Butterworth (2002).

Screening for dyscalculia: a new approach. Mathematical Difficulties: Psychology, Neuroscience and Interventions. Oxford: PDF Version with Summary (September, 2002)

Multiplication Facts: Passive Storage Or Dynamic Reorganization? by Brian Butterworth, Noemi Marchesini and Luisa Girelli. (To appear presently in "The development of arithmetical concepts and skills", edited by Arthur J. Baroody and Ann Dowker. LEA): PDF Version (19th June, 2002)

Theories of Dyslexia and Dyscalculia: Tallskek og skrivevegring: Internasjonal konferanse om lese-skrive-og matemaikkvansker for voksne. VOX Voksenopplæ- ringsinstituttet, Oslo. PDF Version (26th April, 2002)

About Dyscalculia: PDF Version (25th April, 2002)

Dyscalculia Fact Sheet and Screener from NFER.

Articles on proposed UK school tests for dyscalculia in "Sunday Telegraph". (14th April 2002).

 

"Mathematics and the Brain": Opening Address to the Mathematical Association (2MB PDF). (3rd April, 2002).

 

Helen Joyce interview in "Plus Magazine" (April, 2002).

 

Additional Chapter to "The Mathematical Brain": "From fear of fractions to the joy of maths" with Mathematical Brain Test. (April 2002).

 

BBC One London on "Number Blindness" affecting 400,000 or 5-6 per cent of London population. (2nd February 2002).

 

Publication of Japanese version of "The Mathematical Brain", "Naze sugaku ga tokui na hito to nigate na hito ga irunoka?": Translator: Rumi Fujii ("Why are some people good, but others bad at maths?") published by Shufunotomosha Press of Tokyo . (February, 2002)

 

Chapter by Brian Butterworth, "The Man Who Could Read Only Numbers" from "Frontiers 01" (Edited by Tim Radford), featured in "The Guardian". (February, 2002)

 

  

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The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2001, 54A (4), 1005 - 1029: Storage and retrieval of addition facts: The role of number comparison by Brian Butterworth, Marco Zorzi, Luisa Girelli & A.R. Jonckheere. (2001).

Marcia D'Arcangelo interview in "Educational Leadership". (November, 2001).

 

Dyscalculia Guidance Notes circulated as press release by British Dyslexia Association. (October, 2001).

 

John Allen Paulos review on abcnews.com.. (September, 2001).

 

Robyn Williams interview about "Reading in the Brain" on "The Science Show". (August, 2001).

 










  

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2000

Robyn Williams interview about "The Mathematics Gene" on "The Science Show". (November, 2000).

 

Ola Wilhke (in Swedish) reviews "Den matematiska människan" in "Skånska Dagbladet". (May, 2000).

 

Eva Johansson (in Swedish) reviews "Den matematiska människan" in "Svenska Dagbladet". (May, 2000).

 

Publication of Swedish version of "The Mathematical Brain", "Den matematiska människan" (Translator: Lennart Olofsson): Wahlström & Widstrand of Stockholm. (May, 2000)

 

Ludovic Hunter-Tilney review in "The Financial Times". (March, 2000).

 

Asish Ranpura interview in "The Brain Connection". (March, 2000).

 

John Allen Paulos review in "The London Review of Books". (January, 2000).

 

  
  

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1999

Margaret Wertheim review in "The Times Literary Supplement". (December, 1999).

 

Gianpiero Borella interview (in Italian) in "Panorama". (December, 1999).

 

C. D. Buckingham review in "The British Journal of Healthcare Computing & Information Management". (December, 1999).

 

Review of "The Mathematical Brain" in "The Journal for Research in Mathematical Education" (November, 1999).

 

Riccardo Chiaberge interview (in Italian) in "Corriere della Sera". (October, 1999).

 

Publication of Italian version of "The Mathematical Brain", "Intelligenza Matematica": (Translators: Carlo Capararo, Sergio Mancini & Isabella Blum) by Rizzoli of Milan. (October, 1999)

 

Malcolm J. Sherman review in "American Scientist". (October, 1999).

 

Stanislas Dehaene review in "Nature". (September, 1999).

 

Review of "What Counts" in "Scientific American". (September, 1999)

 

Stephen Luntz interview in Britannica and Australasian Scientist. (October, 1999)

 

Richard Restak review in the "Washington Post". (August 1999).

 

Publication of "What Counts", US version of "The Mathematical Brain", by Simon and Schuster of New York. (August, 1999)

 

Alison Motluk interview in "New Scientist". (July 1999).

 

John Yandell review in "The Guardian". (June 1999).

 

Publication of "The Mathematical Brain" by Macmillan of London, with commendations by Dr. Jonathan Miller, Professor Steve Jones and Dr. Oliver Sacks. (June 1999).

 

"Lion's Pride in Arithmetic" by Brian Butterworth in The Guardian

 

  

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Brian Butterworth interviewed in "Can Animals Count?" by Robyn Williams on ABC Radio, Australia The Science Show. Edited Audio (15 minutes). Full Programme. (8th November 2014).

Brian Butterworth & David Baddiel in Laverne Antrobus's BBC4 "Carrots & Sticks: A Horizon Guide to Raising Kids". Extract. (11th August 2011).

Three video extracts from "Sorry, Wrong Number", a film made by Alex Gabbay and Brian Butterworth for the Educating Together web site. Beau, Paul and Trish. (29th May 2011).

"Is dyscalculia as serious as dyslexia?" with Brian Butterworth & Marcus Du Sautoy on the Today Programme. BBC Radio 4. (27th May 2011).

"That Does Not Compute: the hidden affliction of dyscalculia" with Brian Butterworth et al on "All in the Mind", presented by Natasha Mitchell. (mp3). Additional interview with Brian Butterworth (mp3). All in the Mind Blog: Numbers (29th January 2011).

Brian Butterworth interviewed by Rebecca Pike on BBC Radio 2's "Simon Mayo Drivetime" (mp3 extract). (18th November 2010).

Brian Butterworth appears on BBC Radio 4's "Best of Today: Business News with Adam Shaw" (mp3 extract). (18th November 2010).

Brian Butterworth & Antony Gormley in "Just Trial and Error", a film by Alex Gabbay, shown at the London International Documentary Festival. Trailer on YouTube. (7th May 2010).

Brian Butterworth appears on BBC Radio 4's "Inside the Brain of a Five-Year Old" : (mp3). (29th March 2010).

Brian Butterworth appears on BBC 1's "The One Show" in feature on Dyscalculia (21st January 2010).

Brian Butterworth tests Lenny Henry for Dyscalculia on BBC Radio 4's "What's So Great About ... ? Maths" Series 2 : (mp3). (9th January 2010).

Brian Butterworth on BBC World Service's "Discovery: "Numbers That Made the World: Episode 2" : (mp3 extract). (9th September 2009).

Brian Butterworth on BBC2's "Horizon": "Who Do You Want Your Child To Be?" : (mov extract) (18th March 2009).

Interview with Brian Butterworth on whether recent Australian experiments indicate that numbers are wired into human brain: [mp3] (5 MB). Robyn Williams: ABC National Radio, Australia: "The Science Show" (27th September 2008)

Interview with Brian Butterworth on BBC Radio 4 "Am I Normal?" Vivienne Parry: Programme 3: Maths. (30 minutes) [mp3] (14 MB) (18th March 2008).

Interview with Brian Butterworth on comparison between human and chimpanzee skills with numbers [mp3] (6.5 MB). Radio 4: More or Less (23rd April 2007).

Interview with Brian Butterworth in Understanding the Teenage Brain [mp3] BBC World Service: Discovery (3rd December 2006).

How brains process sounds and do maths: "The Science Show" [mp3] (5th August 2006).

Brian Butterworth interview on breakthrough in understanding of how the brain deals with numbers: [mp3] BBC World Service Science in Action (10th March 2006).

Maths @ Bristol: The Science Show: [mp3] (29th September 2003).

Brian Butterworth interview on Dyscalculia: BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour. (18th April 2002).

Mathematics Gene: The Science Show: [mp3] [RealAudio] (18th November 2000).

 
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