References for Finger Gnosis and the Left Angular Gyrus


Brain structure for math, including parietal lobes and angular gyrus

  1. Dehaene, S, M. Piazza, P. Pinel, and L. Cohen. 2003. Three parietal circuits for number processing. Cognitive Neuropsychology 20(3-6); 487-506
  2. Dehaene, S., N. Molko, L. Cohen and A. J. Wilson, 2004, Arithmetic and the brain, Current Opinion in Neurobiology 14; 218–224
  3. Izard, V., P. Pica, E. S. Spelke and S. Dehaene, 2008. Exact equality and successor function: two key concepts on the path towards understanding exact numbers. Philosophical Psychology, 21(4); 491-505.
  4. Piazza, M., P. Pinel, D. LeBihan and S. Dehaene, 2007. A magnitude code common to numerosities and number symbols in human intraparietal cortex Neuron 53; 293–305
  5. Rusconi, E., Walsh V., and B. Butterworth, 2005. Dexterity with numbers: rTMS over left angular gyrus disrupts finger gnosis and number processing. Neuropsychologia 43 (11); 1609- 24

Brain maturation during childhood and adolescence

  1. Fair, D. A., A. L. Cohen, N.U. F. Dosenbach, J. A. Church, F. M. Miezin, D. M. Barch, M. E. Raichle, S. E. Petersen, and B. L. Schlagger, 2008. The Maturing architecture of the brain’s default network. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 11:105(10); 4028-32.
  2. Klingberg, Torkel; Hans Forssberg, and Helena Westerberg, 2002. Increased brain activity in frontal and parietal cortex underlies the development of visuospatial working memory capacity during childhood. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 14(1); 1-10
  3. Sowell, E. R., D. Delis, J. Stiles, and T.L. Jernigan, 2001. Improved memory functioning and frontal lobe maturation between childhood and adolescence: A structural MRI study. J. Internatl. Neuropsych. 7; 312-322

Cognitive development in mathematics

  1. Geary, D. C., 2006. Development of Mathematical Understanding. in D. Kuhl and R.S. Siegler, Vol. Eds., Cognition, Perception, and Language, Vol 2, pp 777-810, W. Damon, Gen. Ed., Handbook of Child Psychology (6th Ed.) New York, John Wiley and Sons
  2. von Aster, M, G. and R. S. Shalev, 2007. Number development and developmental dyscalculia. Dev Med Child Neurol; 49(11); 868-73
  3. Butterworth, Brian, 2005. The development of arithmetical abilities. J Child Psych 46(1); 3-18

Hands, gesture, and learning

  1. Goldin-Meadow S., Singer M.A., 2003. From children’s hands to adults’ ears: gesture’s role in the learning process. Dev Psychol. 39(3); 509-20.
  2. Goldin-Meadow, S., 2003. Hearing Gesture: How Our Hands Help Us Think. Harvard University Press, 280 pp
  3. Noël, M.P., 2005. Finger gnosis: a predictor of numerical abilities in children? Child Neuropsych. 11(5); 413-30 PMID Abstract 16306017