Description

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.

Key Features

* 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 

Readership

Attention and performance researchers from a variety of disciplines - basic neuroscience to psychology, developmental science, neuroimaging, neuropsychology and theoretical biology

Details

No. of pages:
374
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123859488
Electronic ISBN:
9780123859495

About the authors

Stanislas Dehaene

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit

Elizabeth Brannon

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Conginitive Neuroscience, Duke University