What are we doing when we perceive numbers?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 44 (2021)
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Clarke and Beck rightly contend that the number sense allows us to directly perceive number. However, they unnecessarily assume a representationalist approach and incur a heavy theoretical cost by invoking “modes of presentation.” We suggest that the relevant evidence is better explained by adopting a radical enactivist approach that avoids characterizing the approximate number system as a system for representing number.



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Karim Zahidi
University of Antwerp
Daniel D. Hutto
University of Wollongong
Max Jones
University of Bristol

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