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

[ Watch the Video: Baboons Understanding Math ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. Jessica Cantlon, an assistant professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the university, and colleagues observed eight olive baboons between the ages of four and...

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

[Watch Video: Sesame Street Helps Brain Development] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using brain images, researchers are gaining insight into how humans process thought during real-life experiences. The same 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. The scientists say that the novel use of brain imaging in this...

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2005-11-04 06:15:00

Astrobiology Magazine -- 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. Jessica Cantlon and Elizabeth Brannon described their findings with macaque monkeys in an article published online the week of Oct. 31, 2005, in the Early Edition of the Proceedings...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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