Premature birth is associated with a high risk of damage in the parietal cortex, a key area for numerical and non-numerical magnitude perception and mathematical reasoning. Children born preterm have higher rates of learning difficulties for school mathematics. In this study, we investigated how preterm newborns (born at 28-34 weeks of gestation age) and full-term newborns respond to visual numerosity after habituation to auditory stimuli of different numerosities. The results show that the two groups have a similar preferential looking response to visual numerosity, both preferring the incongruent set after crossmodal habituation. These results suggest that the numerosity system is resistant to prematurity.

Typical crossmodal numerosity perception in preterm newborns / Anobile G.; Morrone M.C.; Ricci D.; Gallini F.; Merusi I.; Tinelli F.. - In: MULTISENSORY RESEARCH. - ISSN 2213-4794. - ELETTRONICO. - 34:(2021), pp. 693-714. [10.1163/22134808-bja10051]

Typical crossmodal numerosity perception in preterm newborns

Anobile G.;Morrone M. C.;Tinelli F.
2021

Abstract

Premature birth is associated with a high risk of damage in the parietal cortex, a key area for numerical and non-numerical magnitude perception and mathematical reasoning. Children born preterm have higher rates of learning difficulties for school mathematics. In this study, we investigated how preterm newborns (born at 28-34 weeks of gestation age) and full-term newborns respond to visual numerosity after habituation to auditory stimuli of different numerosities. The results show that the two groups have a similar preferential looking response to visual numerosity, both preferring the incongruent set after crossmodal habituation. These results suggest that the numerosity system is resistant to prematurity.
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Anobile G.; Morrone M.C.; Ricci D.; Gallini F.; Merusi I.; Tinelli F.
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