A spatial perspective on numerical concepts

Martin H. Fischer, Richard A. Mills

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    Abstract

    The reliable covariation between numerosity and spatial extent is considered as a strong constraint for inferring the successor principle in numerical cognition. We suggest that children can derive a general number concept from the (experientially) infinite succession of spatial positions during object manipulation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)651-652
    Number of pages8
    JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
    Volume31
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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