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Cognitive BiologyEvolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior$
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Luca Tommasi, Mary A. Peterson, and Lynn Nadel

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012935

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.001.0001

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A Comparative Perspective on the Origin of Numerical Thinking

A Comparative Perspective on the Origin of Numerical Thinking

(p.191) 10 A Comparative Perspective on the Origin of Numerical Thinking
Cognitive Biology

Elizabeth M. Brannon

Jessica F. Cantlon

The MIT Press

This chapter highlights the main sources of evidence that support how animals, human infants, and adults share a nonverbal system for numerical thinking. It describes their ability to represent and discriminate numbers, area, and time. The chapter examines data from cognitive, developmental, and comparative psychology that demonstrate the neural bases of numerical cognition.

Keywords:   numerical thinking, numbers, area, time, psychology, numerical cognition

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