Thursday, January 18, 2007

Brain processesing of numerical/quantitative information-new studies

New research summarized at Science Daily that is providing new insights into how the brain processes quantiative/numerical (Gq/Gf-RQ) information. Below is the first paragraph of the article.
  • Two studies in the January 18, 2007, issue of the journal Neuron, published by Cell Press, shed significant light on how the brain processes numerical information--both abstract quantities and their concrete representations as symbols. The researches said their findings will contribute to understanding how the brain processes quantitative information as well as lead to studies of how numerical representation in the brain develops in children. Such studies could aid in rehabilitating people who suffer from dyscalculia--an inability to understand, remember, and manipulate numbers. The researchers also said their findings offer insight into the mystery of how the brain learns to associate abstract symbols precisely with quantities.
Scientific American also provides coverage of these two studies

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