Dr Flavia H. Santos PhD

Assistant Professor, Ad Astra Fellow, 

Ireland

PhDs supervised to completion
4
Languages
English, Spanish, Portuguese (also basic French)
Countries
Ireland, Brazil

Research Focus

Dr Flavia H. Santos is a neuroscientist focused on numerical cognition development and factors that affect its functioning such as mathematics anxiety and working memory. Dr Santos has a strong interest in how Music Science interact with emotion and cognition. She has carried out studies on interventions to stimulate and remediate mathematical performance using musical training and computerised tasks. At the same time, Dr Santos has an interest in the interaction between memory systems, for instance between working memory and prospective memory. She also has been studying cognitive biomarkers of mild cognitive impairment and early-onset dementia. Her interests in this area are focused on healthy ageing and neurocognitive disorders. She co-edited the book “Mental Health, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Ageing Process” (2020, Springer). Dr Santos is a member of the UCD Neuropsychology Lab and leads the Music and Math Cognition Group.

Research Groups

  • UCD Neuropsychology Lab, UCD Music and Math Cognition

Projects

  • Mathematical Learning Disorders and mathematics anxiety
  • Well-being and Healthy Ageing

Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Ad Astra Fellow

Global goals

Target 3.4
Target 4.2
Target 10.2

Professional Organisations

  • IASSIDD, the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • ARGRNG. Aging Research & Geriatric Rehabilitation Networking Group
  • MCLS. Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society

Countries

  • Ireland
  • Brazil