Quantity discrimination in Tenebrio molitor: evidence of numerosity discrimination in an invertebrate?

  title={Quantity discrimination in Tenebrio molitor: evidence of numerosity discrimination in an invertebrate?},
  author={Pau Carazo and Enrique Font and E. Forteza-Behrendt and Ester Desfilis},
  journal={Animal Cognition},
Numerosity discrimination, the ability to distinguish between sets with more and less items, is recognised as the foundation for higher numerical abilities. Understanding numerosity discrimination from a comparative perspective is hence pivotal in tracing the evolution of numerical representation systems. However, numerosity discrimination has been well studied only in vertebrates, where two innate systems of number representation have been described: an ‘analog magnitude system’ used to… 
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