By David C. Geary, Daniel B. Berch, Kathleen Mann Koepke

The first quantity during this ground-breaking sequence specializes in the origins and early improvement of numerical cognition in non-human primates, reduce vertebrates, human babies, and preschool teenagers. The textual content can assist readers comprehend the character and complexity of those foundational quantitative innovations and abilities besides evolutionary precursors and early developmental trajectories.

  • Brings jointly and focuses the efforts and examine of a number of disciplines operating in math cognition.
  • The participants deliver titanic wisdom and event to undergo on resolving extant great and methodological demanding situations to assist develop the sphere of easy quantity processing.
  • Introductory sections and summaries could be incorporated to supply historical past for non-specialist readers.

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4, 1 vs. 3, 1 vs. 2, 2 vs. 3, and 3 vs. 4) and large (6 vs. 24, 6 vs. 18, 6 vs. 12, 6 vs. 9, 6 vs. 8) numerical contrasts. , a group of 6 dots followed by a group of 12 dots), executed under verbal suppression (verbally repeating “abc”). Fish were tested in a classical shoal-choice test. Interestingly, the results of fish aligned with that of humans; in both species, the ability to discriminate between large numbers (>4) was approximate and strongly dependent on the ratio between the numerosities.

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