• Psychology
  • Published 2008

At the root of number competence. Meta-analysis of literature on different animal species and an experimental contribution to the understanding of rudimental numerical abilities in an animal model, the young domestic chick (gallus gallus).

@inproceedings{Rugani2008AtTR,
  title={At the root of number competence. Meta-analysis of literature on different animal species and an experimental contribution to the understanding of rudimental numerical abilities in an animal model, the young domestic chick (gallus gallus).},
  author={Rosa Rugani},
  year={2008}
}
Davis and Perusse (1988) argued that, although animals can be trained to make numerical discriminations, they do so only as a last-resort strategy, when extensive training is provided and all other cues are eliminated. In spite of this criticism, in the last decade various types of numerical competences have been demonstrated in nonverbal creatures - namely pre-verbal infants and non-human species - that demonstrated the presence of number competence in the absence of language (reviews in… CONTINUE READING