Eric D. Wilkey, PhD


I am a cognitive neuroscientist focused on understanding how children learn and how disabilities may interfere with their educational goals. I'm an Assistant Professor in Psychology & Human Development at Vanderbilt University working in the area of Educational Neuroscience.

My research primarily focuses on the development of mathematical skills and the neurocognitive mechanisms that enable this type of cognition. Sometimes this means I am collaborating with intervention specialists to do school-based research about why some children are struggling to learn. Other times, this means that I am running a neuroimaging experiment with typically developing adults to understand the basic science of how a specific brain mechanism works. I also use techniques such as eye-tracking, structural brain imaging, and meta-analysis of behavioral and neuro-imaging data.

This webpage is a place to collect my research and connect with others who share similar goals. If you would like to learn more, connect with me, or collaborate, please get in touch using any of the various icons below.