jeudi 18 janvier
18:00 - 20:00
Uni Lëtzebuerg – Campus Belval – Maison des Sciences Humaines

Université du Luxembourg

Université du Luxembourg : 20 Years of Ideas – Lecture series

Thinking about “20” in a multilingual world

Prof. Dr. Chrstine Schiltz

Belval, Maison des Sciences Humaines, Black Box

From 18.00 to 20.00

Lecture held in English


How do we learn the meaning of abstract numerical concepts, such as the number “20”? And how is numerical thinking and learning impacted by the multilingualism prevailing in Luxembourg? The present conference addresses these questions in the light of research on numerical cognition conducted at the University of Luxembourg since its creation in 2003. Combining behavioural experiments and brain imaging, we show that the language used in numerical tasks influences a wide array of domains, such as the way children read numbers or solve arithmetic problems. But even in adults, we find traces of language(s) when they think about and work with numbers.


18.00 – Lecture

18.45 – Q&A

19.00 – Networking cocktail


From 21 September 2023 until end of February 2024, on Belval Campus, Kirchberg Campus and at Neumünster Abbey, discover with us science and solutions for the world of tomorrow – open to all and free of charge, across our research areas.


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Téléphone: 00352 46 66 44 9794