Sensing Babies Counting

September 22nd, 2005 | Filed under: Biology, Health, Mathematics | No Comments »

Dr. Andrea Berger and her colleagues are continuing Dr. Karen Wynn’s study on young babies and their grasp on mathematical concepts. Berger connected her 50 baby subjects to a ‘geodesic-net’ sensor cap, that measures the electrical activity produced by the brain. “Babies can process quantity data very, very early in life and can even perform very basic mathematical operations like addition and subtraction.” Using the ‘geodesic-net’ ERP (event-related potential) tool she is “able to identify the exact millisecond when the baby is presented with an impossible event, and we can examine the brainwaves and the pattern of activity.”

via MedGadget | Israel21c

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