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Number-space associations in the brain

Project description

Decoding the relationship between space and numbers in the brain

Space, time and numbers provide a priori intuitions that structure how humans experience their environment. Research in cognitive science has showed that the temporal, spatial, and numerical representations of a stimulus can interact with each other. Numerical-spatial associations (NSA) are indeed pervasive in humans. An example is the tendency to map increasing numerical magnitudes with a left-to-right orientation in the brain. The EU-funded SPANUMBRA project will conduct research to shed further insight into the developmental, neural and genetic origins of NSA in animals and humans. Research findings will help inform treatments for conditions such as dyscalculia, which causes difficulty in processing numbers.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 352 796

Beneficiaries (2)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 352 796
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 275 537
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments