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Author Penner-Wilger, Marcie
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Finger Representation ♦ Neural Substrate ♦ Finger Gnosis ♦ Mathematical Ability ♦ Finger Gnosis Circuit ♦ Current View ♦ Novel Hypothesis ♦ Current Explanation ♦ Alternate Hypothesis ♦ Observed Predictive Relation
Abstract 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 over current views; and a plan for further research.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article