Scientific Advisory Committee
Our multisensory learning software combines the latest findings from developmental psychology and neuroscience with tried-and-tested computer science principles for the modelling and analysis of learning (“student modelling” and “learning analytics”). As such, the programs were developed in collaboration with neuropsychologists, computer scientists and educational professionals and offer a unique and individualised way of supporting the brain with vital learning and maturation processes. The research carried out in parallel with Calcularis and Orthograph – and their ongoing further development – guarantee learning at the highest level and based on the most cutting-edge scientific findings.
Prof. Dr. Markus Gross
ETH Zurich, Department of Computer Science
Prof. Dr. Gross is Head of Institute for Computational Science and the Laboratory for Computer Graphics in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich). Prof. Gross has been conducting research into the areas of image generation, computer graphics, image processing, modelling, simulation and computer games technology for more than 30 years. Most recently, he has focused on the use of multimedia technology for the alleviation of learning difficulties and the mathematical modelling of human learning behaviour. He serves as Dybuster's guiding mentor and holds seats on the advisory boards of numerous international research institutes and regional authorities.
Prof. Dr. Lutz Jäncke
University of Zurich, Department of Neuropsychology
Prof. Dr. Jäncke's scientific work is focused primarily on the functional plasticity of the human brain, which he explores using modern imaging technology (functional magnetic resonance imaging, electroencephalography) and transcranial magnet stimulation. To date, Prof. Jäncke has published more than 150 original works in scientific publications and has had his works listed in the Essential Science Indicators database. He is currently among the 1% most frequently cited academics in the world. Alongside his original scientific works, he has published more than 150 chapters and multiple books.
Prof. Dr. Michael von Aster
DRK-Kliniken (German Red Cross Clinics) Berlin | Children's Hospital Zurich, Department of Neuropsychology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Prof. Dr. von Aster's research interests lie in clinical neuropsychology, the development of neurocognitive components in relation to academic abilities and diagnostic instruments for the diagnosis of learning difficulties. Prof. von Aster is one of the best-known and most respected dyscalculia researchers in the German-speaking world. His most recent research was able to establish cortical changes in children with dyscalculia on the basis of computer-based training. Prof. Dr. von Aster is also the author of the dyscalculia diagnosis test "Zareki".
Prof. Dr. Martin Meyer
University of Zurich, Department of Neuropsychology
Prof. Dr. Martin Meyer is a professor at INAPIC, the International Normal Aging and Plasticity Imaging Center. His research interests lie, among other things, in the question of how and why the human brain created speech over the course of evolution, how one or more languages develop in the human brain, what enables the brain to master the complexity of language and how the ageing brain copes with language skills. In 2010, he was awarded the joint UBS and University of Zurich prize for his post-doctoral thesis on functional and structural hemisphere asymmetry in relation to speech functions. Dr. Meyer has been a guest professor at the Psychological Institute of the University of Klagenfurt since 2009.
PD Dr. sc. nat. Karin Kucian
Center for MR Research, University Children's Hospital Zurich
PD Dr. sc. nat. Karin Kucian is an expert in the field of dyscalculia. As a neuroscientist and pedagogue, she researches the neural and behavioural characteristics of numerical cognition and dyscalculia, as well as their development. Furthermore, she focusses on the determination of predictive factors at the neural and behavioural level, which anticipate the further development of number processing in the best possible way. She translates her research on number processing into practice by developing screening methods to identify difficulties in numerical thinking and by developing and evaluating interventions for dyscalculia.
Dr. Katharina Leemann
Dr. Leemann is a specialist in the acquisition of the German orthography and psychotherapist FSP. She is a recognised expert in the field of preventive spelling didactics and support for spelling difficulties. She works in her own practice and takes on teaching assignments for various institutions and entire school teams. As a former teacher, special needs teacher and psychotherapist registered with the Federation of Swiss Psychologists, she developed a course "Basic Spelling Modules" (based on the morpheme approach), which is empirically based on linguistics and psychology and combines theory and practice. In addition, she also created a (developmental) theoretically based set of instruments (standardised tests as well as her own diagnostic procedures) for the targeted early recognition of difficulties from the beginning of spelling acquisition.