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A brain for numbers : the biology of the number instinct

Author: Andreas Nieder
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2019] ©2019
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How our intuitive understanding of numbers is deeply rooted in our biology, traceable through both evolution and development.
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Nieder, Andreas.
Brain for numbers.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018056262
(OCoLC)1078954127
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Nieder
ISBN: 9780262354318 0262354314
OCLC Number: 1099681536
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 376 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Part I Conceptual Foundations --
Thinking about numbers --
Numerical concepts, representations, and systems --
Part II Numbers deeply rooted in our ancestry --
Understanding numbers across the animal tree of life --
The utility of number for animals --
Biological heritage in the human brain --
Part III Numerical quantity in the brain --
Localizing numerical quantity representations in the human brain --
Number neurons --
Part IV Number symbols --
Signs for numbers --
Neural foundation of counting and number symbols --
The calculating brain --
Space and number --
Part V Development --
The developing number brain --
Developmental dyscalculia --
Part VI The brain departing from empirical reality --
The magical number zero --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Andreas Nieder.

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