Foundational numerical capacities and the origins of dyscalculia.

  title={Foundational numerical capacities and the origins of dyscalculia.},
  author={Brian Butterworth},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={14 12},
One important cause of very low attainment in arithmetic (dyscalculia) seems to be a core deficit in an inherited foundational capacity for numbers. According to one set of hypotheses, arithmetic ability is built on an inherited system responsible for representing approximate numerosity. One account holds that this is supported by a system for representing… CONTINUE READING