A new mathematical equation predicts which individuals will have more happiness and increased brain activity for intrinsic rather than extrinsic rewards. The approach can be used to predict personal preferences based on mood and without asking the individual.
Study reveals how the brain analyzes different types of speech which may be linked to how we comprehend sentences and calculate mathematical equations.
While the response to numbers may be an evolutionary trait we share with some animals, our ability to perceive language and digits underpins our advanced mathematical skills.
A new study found a person's math ability was linked to levels of GABA and glutamate in the brain. In children, greater math fluency was associated with higher GABA levels in the left intraparietal sulcus, while lower levels of GABA were linked to math ability in adults. The reverse was true for glutamate in both children and adults.
Discontinuing an education in math after age 16 can be disadvantageous for cognitive development, a new study reports. Those who stopped studying math at age 16 had lower levels of a chemical associated with brain plasticity in areas of the brain associated with cognitive function.
Children show improved ability in their math skills when they are trained to practice visual working memory and reasoning tasks.
Researchers have identified a connectivity fingerprint that suggests the brain's reading network works across different cognitive domains, even mathematical skills.
Genetic variants of ROBO1 in young children are associated with gray matter volume in the right parietal cortex. This, in turn, predicts mathematical tests scored by second grade.
A new computational model predicts how information deep inside the brain could flow from one network to another, and how neural network clusters can self optimize over time.
Neural networks involved in the same computation will repeatedly converge toward the same firing rates, even if they are perturbed by the natural noisiness of individual neurons or sensory environmental stimuli.