It has long been thought that the primary cognitive and neural systems responsible for processing numerosities are not predisposed to encode empty sets (i.e., numerosity zero). A new study challenges this view by demonstrating that zero is translated into an abstract quantity along the numerical continuum by the primate parietofrontal magnitude system.

Rinaldi, L., Girelli, L. (2016). A Place for Zero in the Brain. TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, 20(8), 563-564 [10.1016/j.tics.2016.06.006].

A Place for Zero in the Brain

RINALDI, LUCA
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GIRELLI, LUISA
Ultimo
2016

Abstract

It has long been thought that the primary cognitive and neural systems responsible for processing numerosities are not predisposed to encode empty sets (i.e., numerosity zero). A new study challenges this view by demonstrating that zero is translated into an abstract quantity along the numerical continuum by the primate parietofrontal magnitude system.
Articolo in rivista - Contributo a Forum/Dibattito, Introduzione
number line; parietofrontal system; zero numerosity;
zero numerosity, number line, parietofrontal system
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Rinaldi, L., Girelli, L. (2016). A Place for Zero in the Brain. TRENDS IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, 20(8), 563-564 [10.1016/j.tics.2016.06.006].
Rinaldi, L; Girelli, L
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