Beyond format-specificity: Is analogue magnitude really the core abstract feature of the cultural number representation?

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (3-4):352-353 (2009)
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The issue of abstractness raises two distinct questions. First, is there a format-independent magnitude representation? Second, does analogue magnitude really play a crucial role in the development of human mathematics? We suggest that neither developmental nor cultural studies support this notion. The field needs to redefine the properties of the core number representation as used in human arithmetic



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