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Space, Time and Number in the Brain

  • ID: 1763562
  • Book
  • October 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 374 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The study of mathematical cognition and the ways in which the ideas of space, time and number are encoded in brain circuitry has become a fundamental issue for neuroscience. How such encoding differs across cultures and educational level is of further interest in education and neuropsychology. This rapidly expanding field of research is overdue for an interdisciplinary volume such as this, which deals with the neurological and psychological foundations of human numeric capacity. A uniquely integrative work, this volume provides a much needed compilation of primary source material to researchers from basic neuroscience, psychology, developmental science, neuroimaging, neuropsychology and theoretical biology.

  • The first comprehensive and authoritative volume dealing with neurological and psychological foundations of mathematical cognition
  • Uniquely integrative volume at the frontier of a rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field
  • Features outstanding and truly international scholarship, with chapters written by leading experts in a variety of fields
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Section I Mental Magnitudes and their Transformations 1. Mental Magnitudes 2. Objects, Sets, and Ensembles 3. Attention Mechanisms for Counting in Stabilized and in Dynamic Displays

Section II Neural Codes for Space, Time and Number 4. A Manifold of Spatial Maps in the Brain 5. Temporal Neuronal Oscillations can Produce Spatial Phase Codes 6. Population Clocks 7. Discrete Neuroanatomical Substrates for Generating and Updating Temporal Expectations 8. The Neural Code for Number

Section III Shared Mechanisms for Space, Time and Number? 9. Synesthesia 10. How is Number Associated with Space? The Role of Working Memory 11. Neglect "Around the Clock” 12. Saccades Compress Space, Time, and Number*

Section IV Origins of Proto-Mathematical Intuitions 13. Origins of Spatial, Temporal, and Numerical Cognition 14. Evolutionary Foundations of the Approximate Number System 15. Origins and Development of Generalized Magnitude Representation

Section V Representational Change and Education 16. Foundational Numerical Capacities and the Origins of Dyscalculia 17. Neurocognitive Start-Up Tools for Symbolic Number Representations 18. Natural Number and Natural Geometry 19. Geometry as a Universal Mental Construction 20. How Languages Construct Time 21. Improving Low-Income Children's Number Sense

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Dehaene, Stanislas
Brannon, Elizabeth
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