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Media: Nature: Maths Skills Survive Linguistic Damage

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Message 1: Nature: Maths Skills Survive Linguistic Damage

Date: 15-Feb-2005
From: Ella Earp-Lynch <ellaalumni.concordia.ca>
Subject: Nature: Maths Skills Survive Linguistic Damage


The science journal "Nature" reports on their website that researchers at
the University of Sheffield have found that three test subjects with severe
aphasia have retained their capacity to 'parse' mathematical statements.
Full findings are published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences", but a layperson's précis can be read at:

http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050214/full/050214-3.html (news nature.com)
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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