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The number sense : how the mind creates mathematics, Stanislas Dehaene, (electronic resource)
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 "Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete, but in recent years there have been many exciting breakthroughs by scientists all over the world. Now, in The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers a fascinating look at this recent research, in an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Dehaene begins with the eyeopening discovery that animalsincluding rats, pigeons, raccoons, and chimpanzeescan perform simple mathematical calculations, and that human infants also have a rudimentary number sense. Dehaene suggests that this rudimentary number sense is as basic to the way the brain understands the world as our perception of color or of objects in space, and, like these other abilities, our number sense is wired into the brain. These are but a few of the wealth of fascinating observations contained here. We also discover, for example, that because Chinese names for numbers are so short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a timeEnglishspeaking people can only remember seven. The book also explores the unique abilities of idiot savants and mathematical geniuses, and we meet people whose minute brain lesions render their mathematical ability useless. This new and completely updated edition includes all of the most recent scientific data on how numbers are encoded by single neurons, and which brain areas activate when we perform calculations. Perhaps most important, The Number Sense reaches many provocative conclusions that will intrigue anyone interested in learning, mathematics, or the mind. "A delight." Ian Stewart, New Scientist "Read The Number Sense for its rich insights into matters as varying as the cuneiform depiction of numbers, why Jean Piaget's theory of stages in infant learning is wrong, and to discover the brain regions involved in the number sense." The New York Times Book Review "Dehaene weaves the latest technical research into a remarkably lucid and engrossing investigation. Even readers normally indifferent to mathematics will find themselves marveling at the wonder of minds making numbers." Booklist"
 "Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete. In The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers readers an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Using research showing that human infants have a rudimentary number sense, Dehaene suggests that this sense is as basic as our perception of color, and that it is wired into the brain. But how then did we leap from this basic number ability to trigonometry, calculus, and beyond? Dehaene shows that it was the invention of symbolic systems of numerals that started us on the climb to higher mathematics. Tracing the history of numbers, we learn that in early times, people indicated numbers by pointing to part of their bodies, and how Roman numerals were replaced by modern numbers. On the way, we also discover many fascinating facts: for example, because Chinese names for numbers are short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a time, while Englishspeaking people can only remember seven. A fascinating look at the crossroads where numbers and neurons intersect, The Number Sense offers an intriguing tour of how the structure of the brain shapes our mathematical abilities, and how math can open up a window on the human mind"
 Language
 eng
 Edition
 Rev. and updated ed
 Extent
 xxii, 316 p.
 Contents

 Machine generated contents note:
 Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition
 Preface to the First Edition
 Introduction
 Part I: Our Numerical Heritage
 Chapter 1: Talented and Gifted Animals
 Chapter 2: Babies Who Count
 Chapter 3: The Adult Number Line
 Part II: Beyond Approximation
 Chapter 4: The Language of Numbers
 Chapter 5: Small Heads for Big Calculations
 Chapter 6: Geniuses and Prodigies
 Part III: Of Neurons and Numbers
 Chapter 7: Losing Number Sense
 Chapter 8: The Computing Brain
 Chapter 9: What Is a Number?
 Epilogue. The Contemporary Science of Number and Brain
 Appendix
 Notes and References
 Bibliography
 Main books consulted
 Useful web resources
 Detailed bibliography
 Index
 Label
 The number sense : how the mind creates mathematics
 Title
 The number sense
 Title remainder
 how the mind creates mathematics
 Statement of responsibility
 Stanislas Dehaene
 Language
 eng
 Summary

 "Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete, but in recent years there have been many exciting breakthroughs by scientists all over the world. Now, in The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers a fascinating look at this recent research, in an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Dehaene begins with the eyeopening discovery that animalsincluding rats, pigeons, raccoons, and chimpanzeescan perform simple mathematical calculations, and that human infants also have a rudimentary number sense. Dehaene suggests that this rudimentary number sense is as basic to the way the brain understands the world as our perception of color or of objects in space, and, like these other abilities, our number sense is wired into the brain. These are but a few of the wealth of fascinating observations contained here. We also discover, for example, that because Chinese names for numbers are so short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a timeEnglishspeaking people can only remember seven. The book also explores the unique abilities of idiot savants and mathematical geniuses, and we meet people whose minute brain lesions render their mathematical ability useless. This new and completely updated edition includes all of the most recent scientific data on how numbers are encoded by single neurons, and which brain areas activate when we perform calculations. Perhaps most important, The Number Sense reaches many provocative conclusions that will intrigue anyone interested in learning, mathematics, or the mind. "A delight." Ian Stewart, New Scientist "Read The Number Sense for its rich insights into matters as varying as the cuneiform depiction of numbers, why Jean Piaget's theory of stages in infant learning is wrong, and to discover the brain regions involved in the number sense." The New York Times Book Review "Dehaene weaves the latest technical research into a remarkably lucid and engrossing investigation. Even readers normally indifferent to mathematics will find themselves marveling at the wonder of minds making numbers." Booklist"
 "Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete. In The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers readers an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Using research showing that human infants have a rudimentary number sense, Dehaene suggests that this sense is as basic as our perception of color, and that it is wired into the brain. But how then did we leap from this basic number ability to trigonometry, calculus, and beyond? Dehaene shows that it was the invention of symbolic systems of numerals that started us on the climb to higher mathematics. Tracing the history of numbers, we learn that in early times, people indicated numbers by pointing to part of their bodies, and how Roman numerals were replaced by modern numbers. On the way, we also discover many fascinating facts: for example, because Chinese names for numbers are short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a time, while Englishspeaking people can only remember seven. A fascinating look at the crossroads where numbers and neurons intersect, The Number Sense offers an intriguing tour of how the structure of the brain shapes our mathematical abilities, and how math can open up a window on the human mind"
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 The number sense : how the mind creates mathematics, Stanislas Dehaene, (electronic resource)
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Color
 multicolored
 Contents
 Machine generated contents note:  Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition  Preface to the First Edition  Introduction  Part I: Our Numerical Heritage  Chapter 1: Talented and Gifted Animals  Chapter 2: Babies Who Count  Chapter 3: The Adult Number Line  Part II: Beyond Approximation  Chapter 4: The Language of Numbers  Chapter 5: Small Heads for Big Calculations  Chapter 6: Geniuses and Prodigies  Part III: Of Neurons and Numbers  Chapter 7: Losing Number Sense  Chapter 8: The Computing Brain  Chapter 9: What Is a Number?  Epilogue. The Contemporary Science of Number and Brain  Appendix  Notes and References  Bibliography  Main books consulted  Useful web resources  Detailed bibliography  Index
 Control code
 EBC716741
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Edition
 Rev. and updated ed
 Extent
 xxii, 316 p.
 Form of item

 online
 electronic
 Other physical details
 ill., ports
 Reproduction note
 Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
 Specific material designation
 remote
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 (MiAaPQ)EBC716741
 (AuPeEL)EBL716741
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 (CaONFJC)MIL312153
 (OCoLC)729242928
 Label
 The number sense : how the mind creates mathematics, Stanislas Dehaene, (electronic resource)
 Bibliography note
 Includes bibliographical references and index
 Color
 multicolored
 Contents
 Machine generated contents note:  Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition  Preface to the First Edition  Introduction  Part I: Our Numerical Heritage  Chapter 1: Talented and Gifted Animals  Chapter 2: Babies Who Count  Chapter 3: The Adult Number Line  Part II: Beyond Approximation  Chapter 4: The Language of Numbers  Chapter 5: Small Heads for Big Calculations  Chapter 6: Geniuses and Prodigies  Part III: Of Neurons and Numbers  Chapter 7: Losing Number Sense  Chapter 8: The Computing Brain  Chapter 9: What Is a Number?  Epilogue. The Contemporary Science of Number and Brain  Appendix  Notes and References  Bibliography  Main books consulted  Useful web resources  Detailed bibliography  Index
 Control code
 EBC716741
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Edition
 Rev. and updated ed
 Extent
 xxii, 316 p.
 Form of item

 online
 electronic
 Other physical details
 ill., ports
 Reproduction note
 Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number

 (MiAaPQ)EBC716741
 (AuPeEL)EBL716741
 (CaPaEBR)ebr10472324
 (CaONFJC)MIL312153
 (OCoLC)729242928
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