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.
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