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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
Stanislas Dehaene |

ISBN: | 9780199753871 0199753873 |

OCLC Number: | 780486144 |

Description: | xxii, 316 p. : ill |

Contents: | Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition -- Preface to the First Edition -- Introduction -- Part I: Our Numerical Heritage -- Chapter 1: Talented and Gifted Animals -- Chapter 2: Babies Who Count -- Chapter 3: The Adult Number Line -- Part II: Beyond Approximation -- Chapter 4: The Language of Numbers -- Chapter 5: Small Heads for Big Calculations -- Chapter 6: Geniuses and Prodigies -- Part III: Of Neurons and Numbers -- Chapter 7: Losing Number Sense -- Chapter 8: The Computing Brain -- Chapter 9: What Is a Number? -- Epilogue. The Contemporary Science of Number and Brain -- Appendix -- Notes and References -- Bibliography -- Main books consulted -- Useful web resources -- Detailed bibliography -- Index. |

Responsibility: | Stanislas Dehaene. |

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This interesting and informative book sets forth the latest findings by Dehaene and other psychologists trying to determine how the brain understands and manipulates numbers and other forms of mathematical information. Included are many startling results of experiments involving animals and infants that shed light on the extent and nature of our inborn number sense. These findings, if they receive the consideration they merit, should have a major impact on the waymathematics is taught at the elementary and secondary level. Highly recommended. * Library Journal * Whether he is explaining how this neural macherinery begins its numerical magic early in infancy, how it attains the sophistication required for complex calculations, or how it misfires when the brain suffers certain types of injuries, Dehaene weaves the latest technical research into a remarkably lucid and engrossing investigation. Even readers normally indifferent to mathematics will find themselves marveling at the wonder of minds making numbers. * Booklist * A delight. * Ian Stewart, New Scientist * From the origin of Roman numerals to the latest MRI results, everything you might like to know about numbers and the brain, as filtered through the lively and engaging brain of Stanislas Dehaene. * Discover * Read The Number Sense for its rich insights into matters as varying as the cuneiform depiction of numbers, why Jean Piaget's theory of stages in infant learning is wrong, and to discover the brain regions involved in the number sense. * The New York Times Book Review * Read more...

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