chapter  Chapter 6
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The dyscalculic brain

WithBrian Butterworth

To understand the neural basis of dyscalculia, we first have to understand how the typical, non-dyscalculic, brain deals with numerical information and calculation. There is now a great deal of evidence from a variety of sources about this. Before modern neuroimaging, most of the evidence came from neurological patients who had suffered from traumatic brain injury or the effects of disease such as stroke or tumours.