Individual differences in non-verbal number acuity correlate with maths achievement

@article{Halberda2008IndividualDI,
  title={Individual differences in non-verbal number acuity correlate with maths achievement},
  author={Justin Halberda and Mich{\`e}le M. M. Mazzocco and Lisa Feigenson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={455},
  pages={665-668}
}
Human mathematical competence emerges from two representational systems. Competence in some domains of mathematics, such as calculus, relies on symbolic representations that are unique to humans who have undergone explicit teaching. More basic numerical intuitions are supported by an evolutionarily ancient approximate number system that is shared by adults, infants and non-human animals—these groups can all represent the approximate number of items in visual or auditory arrays without verbally… CONTINUE READING
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