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Publication Detail
Cognitive neuroscience: numerate neurons.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Walsh V
  • Publication date:
    27/05/2003
  • Pagination:
    R447, R448
  • Journal:
    Curr Biol
  • Volume:
    13
  • Issue:
    11
  • Status:
    Published
  • Country:
    England
  • Print ISSN:
    0960-9822
  • PII:
    S0960-9822(03)00368-3
  • Language:
    eng
  • Keywords:
    Animals, Brain Mapping, Cognition, Judgment, Mathematics, Parietal Lobe, Prefrontal Cortex
Abstract
Whether the neuronal encoding of number is linear or logarithmic divides cognitive neuroscientists working on mathematical cognition. Recordings from the prefrontal cortex of the monkey support the logarithmic hypothesis. Similarities between number and the coding of other quantities are also beginning to become apparent.
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