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The Role of Prefrontal Cortex in Functional Brain Organization of Number Processing in Infants

Project description

How baby’s brain processes numbers

Neuroscientists have already established that the human preverbal infant brain can master numerical information long before achieving symbolic knowledge of physical reality. Infants can even represent quantities and solve addition or subtraction problems. In fact, humans might be born with these abilities based on core systems allowing us to track few objects and evaluate quantities through different sensory means. However, neuroscientists know little about cognitive abilities based on prefrontal core activation that support number processing, such as mastering of memory or attention – necessary in mental calculation. The EU-funded NumBraInf project aims to study the organisation and role of the prefrontal cognitive abilities in number procession during infancy. The research will deepen existing knowledge about the crucial processes of human learning.

Coordinator

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Net EU contribution
€ 264 669,12
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Tübingen, Landkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 1350
02138 Cambridge

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 177 265,92