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An Alternative View of the Relation between Finger Gnosis and Math Ability: Redeployment of Finger Representations for the Representation of Number

@inproceedings{PennerWilger2008AnAV,
  title={An Alternative View of the Relation between Finger Gnosis and Math Ability: Redeployment of Finger Representations for the Representation of Number},
  author={Marcie Penner-Wilger and Michael L. Anderson},
  year={2008}
}
This paper elaborates a novel hypothesis regarding the observed predictive relation between finger gnosis and mathematical ability. In brief, we suggest that these two cognitive phenomena have overlapping neural substrates, as the result of the re-use (“redeployment”) of part of the finger gnosis circuit for the purpose of representing number. We offer some background on the relation and current explanations for it; an outline of our alternate hypothesis; some evidence supporting redeployment… 
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