Innate numbers?


Lulu Miller talks to Stanislas Dehaene, whose work in neuroimaging suggests that [baby] Amil probably does have a number sense. You and I might not even know what logarithmic counting is, but apparently we used it as babies. Susan Carey explains why counting pennies is no small feat. Using an experiment designed by Karen Wynn, Susan breaks down the trick that separates us from the animal world: the counting song. Producer Amanda Aronczyk’s daughter Mina demonstrates how complicated this whole penny business really is.

Ackb, Wembley’s accomplishment today reminded me of this bit from RadioLab, talking about babies and numbers.  Enjoy!

Listened to this today! Fascinating!

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    Listened to this today! Fascinating!
  2. ackb said: Yay! I can’t wait to listen to it!
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