How do brains count? – Numberphile

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Professor Brian Butterworth is a neuroscientist who specialises in numbers and mathematics. More from this interview at and earlier videos with him at:
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Discussed papers…
Auditory midbrain neurons that count:
Mapping human temporal and parietal neuronal population activity and functional coupling during mathematical cognition:

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