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Counting Baboons Provide Clues Into Brain's Ability To Understand Numbers
2013-05-05 06:49:55

Baboons can be as accurate as human children when it comes to discriminating between different quantities of various objects, experts from the University of Rochester and the Seneca Park Zoo claim in a new study.

Watching Sesame Street Helps Children’s’ Brain Develop Intellectual Abilities
2013-01-04 11:21:14

Researchers studied brain scans of children and adults while they watched Sesame Street and found that a child’s brain changes as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and math.

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2005-11-04 06:15:00

Monkeys have a semantic perception of numbers that is like humans' and which is independent of language, Duke University cognitive neuroscientists have discovered. They said their findings demonstrate that the neural mechanism underlying numerical perception is evolutionarily primitive.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.