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Scientists: ‘Sixth Sense’ Does Exist

Professor's study examined brain's relationship to numbers


We still can’t see dead people but a new study shows that human beings have a sixth sense related to our brains’ ability to count and perceive numbers.

Fox News reports that Utrecht University’s Benjamin Harvey found that the human brain has a sixth part that works topographically in a similar fashion as the five sections related to the five senses. This part helps us count numbers in both a small and large scale–this concept is known as “numerosity.”

Harvey’s study consisted of analyzing the neural responses of eight adult participants as they looked at patterns of dots that would vary in numbers over time. Harvey and his colleagues learned that humans have a topographical layout of numerosity in their brains that helps them perceive quantities.

The scientist added that he hopes this study helps us learn more about the brain’s association with numbers–the sixth sense.

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