publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Brain Correlates of Non-Symbolic Numerosity Estimation in Low and High Mathematical Ability Children

Kovas Yulia; Giampietro Vincent; Viding Essi; Ng Virginia; Brammer Michael; Barker Gareth J.; Happé Francesca G. E.; Plomin Robert;
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  • Published: 24 Feb 2009 Journal: PLoS ONE (issn: 1932-6203, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Previous studies have implicated several brain areas as subserving numerical approximation. Most studies have examined brain correlates of adult numerical approximation and have not considered individual differences in mathematical ability. The present study examined non-symbolic numerical approximation in two groups of 10-year-olds: Children with low and high mathematical ability. The aims of this study were to investigate the brain mechanisms associated with approximate numerosity in children and to assess whether individual differences in mathematical ability are associated with differential brain correlates during the approximation task. The results suggest ...
free text keywords: Medicine, R, Science, Q, Research Article, Neuroscience/Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroscience/Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroscience/Neurodevelopment, General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, General Medicine, Numerical approximation, Mathematical ability, Numerosity adaptation effect, Brain mapping, Neuroscience, Magnetic resonance imaging, medicine.diagnostic_test, Cognition, Artificial neural network, Mathematics, Functional magnetic resonance imaging
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