Thinking About Numbers

According to Stanislas Dehaene, humans have an inbuilt “number sense” capable of some basic calculations and estimates. The problems start when we learn mathematics and have to perform procedures that are anything but instinctive.

The New Yorker‘s Jim Holt asks, “Are our brains wired for math?” In Holt’s article, Stanislas Dehaene says no and more. Very good news to mathematically-challenged me.

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