Superior numerical abilities following early visual deprivation.

  title={Superior numerical abilities following early visual deprivation.},
  author={Julie Castronovo and Jean-François Delvenne},
  journal={Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior},
  volume={49 5},
In numerical cognition vision has been assumed to play a predominant role in the elaboration of the numerical representations and skills. However, this view has been recently challenged by the discovery that people with early visual deprivation not only have a semantic numerical representation that shares the same spatial properties with that in sighted people, but also have better numerical estimation skills. Here, we show that blind people's superior numerical abilities can be found in… CONTINUE READING
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