Washington: A new research has revealed that the human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, large and small, just like the sixth sense.While it a well known fact that human brain has topographical maps for the primary senses , such as sight, hearing and touch, for the first time a map for numerosity, or number sense has been discovered, according to Live Science.Studies conducted in monkeys found that certain neurons in the parietal cortex became active when the animals viewed a specific number of items, but they did not find a map for numerosity.Andreas Nieder, a neurobiologist at the University of Tubingen in Germany, said that while many laboratories have been investigating this idea intensively, Ben Harvey, a neuroscientist at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, succeeded in convincingly demonstrating a map of numerical quantity in the human brain.
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