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Publication Detail
Neural basis of mathematical cognition.
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Journal Article
  • Authors:
    Butterworth B, Walsh V
  • Publication date:
    23/08/2011
  • Pagination:
    R618, R621
  • Journal:
    Curr Biol
  • Volume:
    21
  • Issue:
    16
  • Status:
    Published
  • Country:
    England
  • PII:
    S0960-9822(11)00774-3
  • Language:
    eng
  • Keywords:
    Animals, Brain, Brain Mapping, Cognition, Humans, Language, Mathematics, Neurons
Abstract
The human brain has remarkable capabilities for encoding and manipulating information about quantities. Understanding how the brain carries out such number and quantity processing is a problem not just for those interested in numerical cognition: it raises important questions that are relevant to understanding development, action, vision, language, executive function and cortical organisation. It is also a clear case of research into a core human psychological function having indisputable everyday relevance; hence the emphasis in early education on numeracy and later on mathematics.
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