The salience and symbolism of numbers across cultural beliefs and practice

  title={The salience and symbolism of numbers across cultural beliefs and practice},
  author={Oyedeji A. Ayonrinde and Anthi Stefatos and Shad{\'e} Miller and Amanda M Richer and Pallavi Nadkarni and Jennifer She and Ahmad Alghofaily and Nomusa F Mngoma},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  pages={179 - 188}
Abstract Numbers are ubiquitous to modern existence and have evolved with humanity over millenia. They structure, record and quantify human behaviour, spiritual belief systems and the evolution of innovation across all spheres of life. Furthermore, cultural identities and interpersonal expression often have numerical components to them for instance rites of passage, population demography and fiscal measures. The salience of numbers in both historical and contemporary cultural life arguably… 
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