New research shows that both determine the number of boats on the horizon, or the number of cookie jars among the human brain has a perception of a number of “map.”
Different regions of the brain surface of the number of points for the different response
The human brain “map” are known and visual, auditory and tactile senses related major, but this is the first discovery and perception of the digital map. This map allows neurons similar tasks most effective communication.For the monkey studies have shown that when animals observed a special set of numbers, some of the parietal cortex neurons become active. Although these studies did not find a digital perceptual map, but scientists have been in doubt its existence. University of Tuebingen, Germany neurobiologist Andreas Nieder said: “Scientists have long suspected the existence of a digital sequence diagrams, many laboratories have been carried out in this study. Ultimate Harvey successfully found strong evidence that the human brain There is a perception in the digital map.
In the study, Harvey and his colleagues allow participants to enter a MRI scanner, and then let them watch over time to changing patterns of spots. They demonstrate a point repeated again, and then repeat the two points, followed by three points, and so on. The researchers used an advanced imaging method, high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging, the technology that enables them to observe brain activity in detail. They used part of the brain’s visual approach to the analysis of the nervous system reactions. The results show that the posterior parietal cortex for point pattern made orderly reactions: a small number of points in a region to respond, while a large number of points in the other regions to respond.
Harvey told the “science of life” and said: “It’s like the brain is acting as an abacus.” These findings suggest that the more advanced cognitive function may depend on the same system with the same sense of organizational principles. Importantly, the number of sensing or mathematical symbols different from the mathematical ability, and the digital sensing only for the digital response. Harvey said number of people in the ability to perceive distinguish differ, although this map structure is always present, but not always share the same environment.