The Mathematical Cognition and Learning Lab of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (MCLL) aims to explore the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the processing and learning of mathematical structures and use the current knowledge to facilitate social change in the scope of mathematics education. At the same time, we promote open science policies to make science transparent, reliable, and reproducible.
The MCLL is built on four pillars:
Excellent research. Investigating mathematical cognition and learning with methods of psychology, neuroscience and computer science.
Research and development. In particular, developing and testing digital tools aiming to improve mathematics learning and education.
Expert services for public institutions and NGOs. Our mission is to help implement scientific evidence-based solutions in mathematics education.
Dissemination and popularization of science. Preparing MOOC courses, lectures, and papers for the general public and workshops for teachers.
The MCLL is funded by the Excellence Initiative – Jagiellonian University within the Priority Research Area Society of the Future. The MCLL is situated at the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Jagiellonian University and acts in collaboration with the following units of the JU: Centre for Brain Research, Institute of Psychology, Institute of Education, and Department of Games Technology Research. Our research activity is also supported with external grants (currently from National Science Centre, Poland).