Continuous Issues in Numerical Cognition: How Many or How Much

Avishai Henik (Editor)

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Abstract

Continuous Issues in Numerical Cognition: How Many or How Much re-examines the widely accepted view that there exists a core numerical system within human beings and an innate ability to perceive and count discrete quantities. This core knowledge involves the brain’s intraparietal sulcus, and a deficiency in this region has traditionally been thought to be the basis for arithmetic disability. However, new research findings suggest this wide agreement needs to be examined carefully and that perception of sizes and other non-countable amounts may be the true precursors of numerical ability. This cutting-edge book examines the possibility that perception and evaluation of non-countable dimensions may be involved in the development of numerical cognition. Discussions of the above and related issues are important for the achievement of a comprehensive understanding of numerical cognition, its brain basis, development, breakdown in brain-injured individuals, and failures to master mathematical skills.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages456
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9780128017937
ISBN (Print)9780128016374
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 May 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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