Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

+ - Number processing mapped onto human brain like sensory processing

Submitted by TeslaBoy
TeslaBoy (1593823) writes "A new study demonstrates that neurons processing numbers of objects are arranged on the human brain as a topographic map, with low numbers at one end and higher numbers at the other. This mirrors the organization of the sensory areas of the brain, where maps of the visual field, auditory frequency, or the skin surface are found. However, the number map does not come from the structure of an external organ but has emerged within the brain. The article can be found paywalled at Science (http://www.sciencemag.org/content/341/6150/1123.abstract) and reported for the public at the Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/science/neurophilosophy/2013/sep/05/numerotopy-quantity-maps-in-the-brain) and livescience.com (http://www.livescience.com/39441-is-numerosity-humans-sixth-sense.html)"
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Number processing mapped onto human brain like sensory processing

Comments Filter:

Parts that positively cannot be assembled in improper order will be.

Working...