A brain area for visual numerals.

@article{Shum2013ABA,
  title={A brain area for visual numerals.},
  author={Jennifer Shum and Dora Hermes and Brett L. Foster and M. Ebrahimi Dastjerdi and Vinitha Rangarajan and Jonathan Winawer and Kai J. Miller and Josef Parvizi},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={33 16},
  pages={6709-15}
}
Is there a distinct area within the human visual system that has a preferential response to numerals, as there is for faces, words, or scenes? We addressed this question using intracranial electrophysiological recordings and observed a significantly higher response in the high-frequency broadband range (high γ, 65-150 Hz) to visually presented numerals, compared with morphologically similar (i.e., letters and false fonts) or semantically and phonologically similar stimuli (i.e., number words… CONTINUE READING
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