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Neurons for numerosity: Parietal neurons 'sum up' individual items in a group

As any child knows, to answer the question how many, one must start by adding up individual objects in a group. This cognitive ability is shared by animals as diverse as humans and birds. Surprisingly, the exact brain mechanisms responsible for this process remained unknown until now. This week in the online open-access journal PLoS Biology, Jamie Roitman, Elizabeth Brannon, and Michael Platt fr...
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