Laboratory for the Psychology

of Child Development

and Education

Arnaud Viarouge
Arnaud Viarouge

Arnaud Viarouge
Arnaud Viarouge

Arnaud Viarouge
Arnaud Viarouge


Arnaud Viarouge (PhD)

Arnaud is an Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology at the Paris University. He completed his PhD in Cognitive Science in 2008 at the EHESS (Paris). He then conducted postdoctoral researches at University Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN) with Dr. Bruce McCandliss, and at the Paris Descartes University with Dr. Véronique Izard. His work focuses on the development of mathematical cognition, and specifically on the origins and the development of our numérical intuitions, as well as their relations with our sensorimotor experiences. These questions led him to conduct behavioral studies on the links between the number and space in adults. He now conducts studies in the field of educational cognitive neuroscience in order to better understand the development of numerical intuitions in school-aged children, taking into account the role of domain general cognitive abilities such as inhibitory control.

Contact: arnaud.viarouge@u-paris



Viarouge, A., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2019a). Evidence for the role of inhibition in numerical comparison: A negative priming study in 7-to 8-year-olds and adults. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 186, 131–141.


Viarouge, A., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2019b). The progressive 6-year-old conserver: Numerical saliency and sensitivity as core mechanisms of numerical abstraction in a Piaget-like estimation task. Cognition, 190, 137–142.


Roell, M., Viarouge, A., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2019). Inhibition of the whole number bias in decimal number comparison: A developmental negative priming study. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 177, 240–247.


Roell, M., Viarouge, A., Hilscher, E., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2019). Evidence for a visuospatial bias in decimal number comparison in adolescents and in adults. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1–9.

Borghesani, V., de Hevia, M. D., Viarouge, A., Pinheiro-Chagas, P., Eger, E., & Piazza, M. (2019). Processing number and length in the parietal cortex: Sharing resources, not a common code. Cortex, 114, 17–27.

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Viarouge, A., Courtier, P., Hoppe, M., Melnik, J., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2018). Spontaneous orientation towards irrelevant dimensions of magnitude and numerical acuity. Learning and Instruction, 54, 156–163.


Roell, M., Viarouge, A., Houdé, O., & Borst, G. (2017). Inhibitory control and decimal number comparison in school-aged children. Plos One, 12(11):e0188276. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188276.


Borghesani, V.*, de Hevia, L.*, Viarouge, A.*, Pinheiro Chagas, P., Eger, E., & Piazza, M. (2016). Comparing magnitudes across dimensions: a univariate and multivariate approach. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging.

*These authors contributed equally.*



Viarouge, A., Hubbard, E., & Dehaene, S. (2014). The Organization of Spatial Reference Frames Involved in the SNARC Effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 1484-1499.


Viarouge, A., Hubbard, E., & McCandliss, B.D. (2014). The cognitive mechanisms of the SNARC effect: an individual differences approach. Plos One, 9(4):e95756. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0095756.



Viarouge, A., & de Hevia, M.D. (2013). The role of numerical magnitude and order in the illusory perception of size and brightness. Frontiers in Cognition, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00484.



Longo, G., & Viarouge, A. (2010). Mathematical Intuition and the Cognitive Roots of Mathematical Concepts. Topoi, 29, 15-27.


Viarouge, A., Hubbard, E.M.H., Dehaene, S., & Sackur, J. (2010). Number line compression and the illusory perception of random numbers. Experimental Psychology, 57, 446-454.



Knops, A., Viarouge, A., & Dehaene, S. (2009). Dynamic representations underlying symbolic and nonsymbolic calculation: evidence from the operational momentum effect. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 71, 803-21.