Researchers report finger configurations used in children for counting and communicating numeric information are associated with number representation in the brain. Additionally, this association can be observed during adulthood.
Babies who are able to tell the difference between large and small groups of items prior to learning how to count are more likely to be proficient in mathematics later in life, a new study reports.
A new study finds strength of communication between the left and right brain hemispheres predicts performance on basic arithmetic problems. Findings shed light on the neural basis of human math abilities and suggest a possible route to aiding those who suffer from dyscalculia - an inability to understand and manipulate numbers.