Zeinab Shadman Zanjani
Project title: The Genetics of numeracy and the evolutionary basis of numbers; can fish count?
Summary: The ability to represent number discrimination of a set of objects as a numerosity skill is thought to be lanuage independent and has previously been shown across different vertebrates including mammals and fish. Not much is known about the genetics and neural mechanism underlying numerosity. The project is particularly interested in finding a genetic mechanism associated with numerosity using zebrafish.