Semantic cognition versus numerical cognition: a topographical perspective

Rocco Chiou*, Daniel Margulies, Mojtaba Soltanlou, Elizabeth Jefferies, Roi Cohen Kadosh

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Semantic cognition and numerical cognition are dissociable faculties with separable neural mechanisms. However, recent advances in the cortical topography of the temporal and parietal lobes have revealed a common organisational principle for the neural representations of semantics and numbers. We discuss their convergence and divergence through the prism of topography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-995
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number11
Early online date25 Aug 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2023

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  • cortical topography
  • multisensory integration
  • numerical cognition
  • semantic cognition

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