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Both brain hemispheres process numbers

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From Jena University:

The human brain works with division of labour. Although our thinking organ excels in displaying amazing flexibility and plasticity, typically different areas of the brain take over different tasks. While words and language are mainly being processed in the left hemisphere, the right hemisphere is responsible for numerical reasoning. According to previous findings, this division of labour originates from the fact that the first steps in the processing of letters and numbers are also located individually in the different hemispheres. But this is not the case, at least not when it comes to the visual processing of numbers.

Neuroscientists of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and of the Jena University Hospital discovered that the visual processing of numbers takes place in a so-called ‘visual number form area’ (NFA) – in fact in both hemispheres alike. The Jena scientists were the first to publish high resolution magnetic resonance recordings showing the activity in this region of the brain of healthy test persons. The area is normally difficult to get access to. More.

Remember this when Aunt Whizzle lectures us about the importance of right brain vs. left brain thinking.

See also: Right-brain left brain myth keeps getting debunked, keeps coming back …

Neuroscience tried wholly embracing naturalism, but then the brain got away

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15 Replies to “Both brain hemispheres process numbers

  1. 1
    Mapou says:

    The biggest mystery, at least to Darwinists, is why does a hemisphere on one side of the brain control the other side of the body. Darwinists are 100% clueless on the matter since there is no survival advantage to it. In fact, it complicates things tremendously.

  2. 2
    GaryGaulin says:

    Then please Mapou explain why a hemisphere on one side of the brain controls the other side of the body.

  3. 3
    Robert Byers says:

    here is not different siides doing different things. Its more likely the memory just organizes things in different areas. Numbers are just bits of memory and no different then other bits of memory.
    The left/right thing was based on presumptions our thinking was in the wiring in the brain. it isn’t. Just the memory operation.

  4. 4
    Mapou says:

    GaryGaulin @2,

    You go first.

  5. 5
    GaryGaulin says:

    Are you saying that I have to Google the design related reasons for you?

    Or are you saying that you don’t allow answers from cognitive science and other fields that study brain development?

    If you only allow answers from “Darwinists” then you’re on your own. I cannot accept Darwinian answers.

  6. 6
    Mapou says:

    I am saying that Darwinists do not know the answer. They are clueless. I was waiting for a Darwinist to volunteer an explanation and put his foot in his mouth. I enjoy making fun of Darwinists.

    This being said, it was of course a design decision. The question is, why use a criss-cross design since it would have been much easier to do it the other way with the same results?

    As a Christian researcher, I happen to know the answer since it is in the Scriptures. Care to have a go at it first?

  7. 7
    GaryGaulin says:

    I am saying that Darwinists do not know the answer.

    Then you should not be asking “Darwinists” for an answer they don’t have.

    As a Christian researcher, I happen to know the answer since it is in the Scriptures.

    As a scientific researcher who has modeled a number of two hemisphere brains and understands the importance of establishing crossover connections between the two I would be surprised that I missed something like that in the Bible.

  8. 8
    Mapou says:

    GG:

    Then you should not be asking “Darwinists” for an answer they don’t have.

    There is nothing wrong with having a little fun once in a while.

    As a scientific researcher who has modeled a number of two hemisphere brains and understands the importance of establishing crossover connections between the two I would be surprised that I missed something like that in the Bible.

    You could not possibly have a scientific answer because there isn’t any. But let’s hear what your explanation is anyway.

  9. 9
    GaryGaulin says:

    Mapou, my having to do all your science work for you has become no fun for me. In fact the unawareness of what is going on in science is so bad that I even had to develop your “theory of intelligent design” for you. The institute that receives millions of dollars a year to support its scientific development still just drags it and me down. I have good reasons for not being amused by all the acting stupid that passes for “science”.

  10. 10
    Mapou says:

    GG @9,

    Just as I thought. You have no explanation. You’re a con artist. See you around.

  11. 11
    Bob O'H says:

    Mapou @ 6 –

    As a Christian researcher, I happen to know the answer since it is in the Scriptures. Care to have a go at it first?

    I’m afraid my knowledge of the Scriptures isn’t up to working this out, so would you care to enlighten me? (and, by extension, anyone else reading)

  12. 12
    Mapou says:

    Bob O’H,

    I want to hear a brain-dead Darwinist’s explanation first so I can have fun shooting it down. Come on, you’re a Darwinist. Care to give it a try? Maybe you know some other jackass over at antievolution.org who is brave enough to venture an explanation? Or are you afraid of having your noses rubbed in your own excrement?

    ahahaha…AHAHAHA…ahahaha…

  13. 13
    GaryGaulin says:

    I second Bob’s motion for Mapou to enlighten us with their scriptural cognitive development theory (or whatever it is) mentioned in this sentence:

    As a Christian researcher, I happen to know the answer since it is in the Scriptures.

  14. 14
    Mapou says:

    Gary, neither you nor Bob O’H deserves to know squat. Maybe if I get requests from a couple of genuine Christians, I might be inclined to show you mercy and reveal what I know. In the meantime, I’ll just leave both of you unworthy pagans dangling.

    ahahaha…AHAHAHA…ahahaha…

  15. 15
    Mapou says:

    I’m still waiting for a Darwinist to explain why a hemisphere on one side of the brain controls the other side of the body. Or even why there is a need for two hemispheres in the first place.

    Darwinists are such gutless wonders.

    ahahaha…AHAHAHA…ahahaha…

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