August 31, 2012

Study Links Math Abilities to Left-Right Brain Communication

Proficiency in Calculation Requires Efficient Neural Signals Between  Separate Cortex Areas

A new study by researchers at UT Dallas’ Center for Vital Longevity, Duke University, and the University of Michigan has found that the strength of communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain predicts performance on basic arithmetic problems.  The findings shed light on the neural basis of human math abilities and suggest a possible route to aiding those who suffer from dyscalculia— an inability to understand and manipulate numbers.