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Is Your Brain Wired for Numbers?
Our perception of quantity, separate from counting or estimation of magnitude more generally, is foundational to human cognition, according to some neuroscientists.
Is Your Brain Wired for Numbers?
Is Your Brain Wired for Numbers?

Our perception of quantity, separate from counting or estimation of magnitude more generally, is foundational to human cognition, according to some neuroscientists.

Our perception of quantity, separate from counting or estimation of magnitude more generally, is foundational to human cognition, according to some neuroscientists.

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Numerosity Around the Animal Kingdom
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2021 | 2 min read
Research in recent decades has explored how animals other than humans perceive different numbers of objects
Illustration of a Macaque viewing patterns of dots on a screen
Infographic: Single-Cell Recordings Identify “Number Neurons”
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2021 | 1 min read
Some nerve cells in the brains of macaques respond selectively to particular numbers, hinting at a specialized pathway for extracting information about numerical quantity.
Bees Appear Able to Comprehend the Concept of Zero
Ashley Yeager | Jun 7, 2018 | 3 min read
The insects correctly ordered an absence of black dots as “less than” a group of black dots.
Number-Selective Neurons Found in Untrained Crows’ Brains
Diana Kwon | Mar 15, 2018 | 3 min read
The finding suggests corvids may have an innate sense of number.
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