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Sources of mathematical thinking: behavioral and brain-imaging evidence.
A series of behavioral and brain-imaging experiments provides evidence for both sources of linguistic competence and mathematical intuition, and suggests that mathematical intuition may emerge from the interplay of these brain systems.
Large number discrimination in 6-month-old infants
Core systems of number
Modularity and development: the case of spatial reorientation
A geometric process for spatial reorientation in young children
It is shown that adults use both geometric and non-geometric information to reorient themselves, whereas young children, like mature rats, use only geometric information.
Origins of knowledge.
These experiments suggest that cognition develops concurrently with perception and action and that development leads to the enrichment of conceptions around an unchanging core.
Human spatial representation: insights from animals
Sex differences in intrinsic aptitude for mathematics and science?: a critical review.
- E. Spelke
- PsychologyThe American psychologist
- 1 December 2005
Research on cognitive development in human infants, preschool children, and students at all levels provides evidence that mathematical and scientific reasoning develop from a set of biologically based cognitive capacities that males and females share.
Converging research on human infants, non-human primates, children and adults in diverse cultures can aid both understanding of these systems and attempts to overcome their limits.