Development of common neural representations for distinct numerical problems.

  title={Development of common neural representations for distinct numerical problems.},
  author={T Y Chang and Miriam Rosenberg-Lee and Arron W. S. Metcalfe and Tianwen Chen and Vinod Menon},
How the brain develops representations for abstract cognitive problems is a major unaddressed question in neuroscience. Here we tackle this fundamental question using arithmetic problem solving, a cognitive domain important for the development of mathematical reasoning. We first examined whether adults demonstrate common neural representations for addition and subtraction problems, two complementary arithmetic operations that manipulate the same quantities. We then examined how the common… CONTINUE READING
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