Carnegie Mellon University
March 20, 2017

Adult Subcortex Processes Numbers With Same Skill as Infants

Adult Subcortex Processes Numbers With Same Skill as Infants

Despite major brain differences, many species from spiders to humans can recognize and differentiate relative quantities. Adult primates, however, are the only ones with a sophisticated cortical brain system, meaning that the others rely on a subcortex or its evolutionary equivalent.

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