Navigation Links
The neural basis of 'number sense' in young infants
Date:2/4/2008

Behavioral experiments indicate that infants aged 4 months or older possess an early number sense that allows them to detect changes in the number of objects. However, the neural basis of this ability was previously unknown. This week in the online journal PLoS Biology, Vronique Izard, Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, and Stanislas Dehaene provide brain imaging evidence showing that very young infants are sensitive to both the number and identity of objects, and these pieces of information are processed by distinct neural pathways.

The authors recorded the electrical activity evoked by the brain on the surface of the scalp as 3-months-old infants were watching images of objects. The number or identity of objects occasionally changed. The authors found that the infant brain responds to both changes, but in different brain regions, which map onto the same regions that activate in adults. These results show that very young infants are sensitive to small changes in number, and the brain organization that underlies the perception of object number and identity are established early during development.


'/>"/>

Contact: Natalie Bouaravong
press@plos.org
415-568-3445
Public Library of Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology technology :

1. Patent Office Rules in Neuralstems Favor in Dispute with StemCells, Inc.
2. American Stock Exchange Lists The Common Stock Of Neuralstem, Inc.
3. Neuralstem Shares Accepted for Trading on Amex(R)
4. KV Pharmaceutical Company Reports Record Revenues for Fiscal 2008 Second Quarter and Six Months on a Preliminary Basis
5. NASA technology forms the basis for a new nanotechnology company
6. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Hispanic Heritage Month Reminds Us Increasing Numbers of Hispanic-Americans Do Not Have Health Insurance
7. Genasense(R) Triple Combination Therapy in Advanced Melanoma Presented at Chemotherapy Foundation Symposium
8. Genta Completes Appeal of FDA Decision for Genasense(R) in CLL
9. Genta Announces Presentation of New Clinical and Preclinical Data on Genasense(R) at AACR-NCI-EORTC Targets Conference
10. Isis Pharmaceuticals and Thomas, McNerney & Partners Announce That the Newly Formed Altair Therapeutics Will Develop Antisense Drugs for Respiratory Conditions
11. Isis Enters Broad Collaboration With Ortho-McNeil, Inc. for the Discovery, Development and Commercialization of Antisense Drugs to Treat Metabolic Diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... A best-selling author ... tech companies. “Grit” author Angela Duckworth and her team at Character Lab have ... Cooley, an international law firm with decades of experience supporting high-growth companies in ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... SAN FRANCISCO , Sept. 19, 2017 ... Management Solutions (VLMS) is pleased to announce the strategic ... VTI to provide clients with validation services using the ... a partner, VTI will provide clients with efficient and ... be a marketing partner for the ValGenesis VLMS system. ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... NC (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... on band technologies for surgical applications, announced today that two new patents have ... , Michael Albert, MD, Co-Founder of Band-LOK, said, “We continue to explore additional ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) , ... September 18, ... ... risk management, technological innovation and business process optimization firm for the life sciences ... presentation at the ServiceMax Maximize 2017 conference. , What: Digital Transformation in Medical ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/6/2017)... Forecasts by Product Type (EAC), Biometrics, Card-Based ... & Logistics, Government & Public Sector, Utilities / Energy ... Nuclear Power), Industrial, Retail, Business Organisation (BFSI), Hospitality & ... for a definitive report on the $27.9bn Access Control ... ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... , April 4, 2017 KEY FINDINGS ... to expand at a CAGR of 25.76% during the ... is the primary factor for the growth of the ... https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4807905/ MARKET INSIGHTS The global stem ... technology, application, and geography. The stem cell market of ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... March 30, 2017  On April 6-7, 2017, Sequencing.com ... Genome hackathon at Microsoft,s headquarters in ... will focus on developing health and wellness apps that ... Hack the Genome is the first hackathon for ... world,s largest companies in the genomics, tech and health ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):