Non-verbal numerical cognition: from reals to integers

  title={Non-verbal numerical cognition: from reals to integers},
  author={Charles R. Gallistel and R Gelman},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
Data on numerical processing by verbal (human) and non-verbal (animal and human) subjects are integrated by the hypothesis that a non-verbal counting process represents discrete (countable) quantities by means of magnitudes with scalar variability. These appear to be identical to the magnitudes that represent continuous (uncountable) quantities such as duration. The magnitudes representing countable quantity are generated by a discrete incrementing process, which defines next magnitudes and… CONTINUE READING
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