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An extended mind perspective on natural number representation

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Experimental studies indicate that nonhuman animals and infants represent numerosities above three or four approximately and that their mental number line is logarithmic rather than linear. In contrast, human children from most cultures gradually acquire the capacity to denote exact cardinal values. To explain this difference, I take an extended mind perspective, arguing that the distinctly human ability to use external representations as a complement for internal cognitive operations enables...

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10.1080/09515080802285289

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Philosophical Psychology More from this journal
Volume:
21
Issue:
4
Pages:
475-490
Publication date:
2008-08-01
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EISSN:
1465-394X
ISSN:
0951-5089
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English
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uuid:6b8b304d-4117-4840-b4d2-c05c2fb85ec9
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416897
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2013-11-16

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