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Michael Platt and Asif Ghazanfar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326598

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.001.0001

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Neural Bases of Numerical Cognition

Neural Bases of Numerical Cognition

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(p.385) Chapter 20 Neural Bases of Numerical Cognition
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Primate Neuroethology
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Andreas Nieder

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.003.0020

This chapter charts the progress made in our understanding of the neuronal substrates and mechanisms of nonverbal numerical competence in nonhuman primates. It is structured according to the two major concepts numerical cognition encompasses: numerical quantity and numerical rank. Numerical quantity refers to the empirical property cardinality (“numerosity,” the size of a set) of objects and events. It pertains to the question “How many?” for numerable quantity, and “How much?” for innumerable quantity. Numerical rank refers to the empirical property serial order and is sought after by the question “Which position?”.

Keywords:   nonverbal numerical competence, primates, numerical quantity, cardinality, numerical rank

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