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Are numbers special? The comparison systems of the human brain investigated by fMRI.

Abstract:

Many studies have suggested that the intraparietal sulcus (IPS), particularly in the dominant hemisphere, is crucially involved in numerical comparisons. However, this parietal structure has been found to be involved in other tasks that require spatial processing or visuospatial attention as well. fMRI was used to investigate three different magnitude comparisons in an event-related-block design: (a) Which digit is larger in numerical value (e.g., 2 or 5)? (b) Which digit is brighter (e.g., 3...

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Cohen Kadosh, R More by this author
Rubinsten, O More by this author
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Journal:
Neuropsychologia
Volume:
43
Issue:
9
Pages:
1238-1248
Publication date:
2005
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
URN:
uuid:55a9981f-26e2-434b-aa93-c4ecc033d9ab
Source identifiers:
244584
Local pid:
pubs:244584

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