People actually process numbers faster when they are displayed vertically, with the smaller number at the bottom and larger number at the top.
The brain naturally implements principles of calculus and integrated learned rules of life with sensory information to guide motor plans and actions.
A new mathematical model has the potential to accurately distinguish a misunderstanding from false information and lies.
A young child's counting skills are the single biggest predictor of their ability to participate in fair sharing behaviors. Prompting children to count improves their pro-social sharing behaviors, researchers say.
The strength of the connection between the hippocampus and the intraparietal sulcus predicts a child's ability to learn number sense and mathematics.
A child's ability to perform approximate calculations extends to true division. The findings may provide a basis for strategies for teaching mathematical concepts.
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.