Evolutionary Origins And Early Development Of Number Processing

Hardcover | October 31, 2014

byDavid C. GearyEditorDaniel B. Berch, Kathleen Mann Koepke

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The first volume in this ground-breaking series focuses on the origins and early development of numerical cognition in non-human primates, lower vertebrates, human infants, and preschool children. The text will help readers understand the nature and complexity of these foundational quantitative concepts and skills along with evolutionary precursors and early developmental trajectories. Brings together and focuses the efforts and research of multiple disciplines working in math cognition. The contributors bring vast knowledge and experience to bear on resolving extant substantive and methodological challenges to help advance the field of basic number processing. Introductory sections and summaries will be included to provide background for non-specialist readers.

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The first volume in this ground-breaking series focuses on the origins and early development of numerical cognition in non-human primates, lower vertebrates, human infants, and preschool children. The text will help readers understand the nature and complexity of these foundational quantitative concepts and skills along with evolutiona...

David C. Geary is a cognitive developmental and evolutionary psychologist at the University of Missouri. He has wide ranging interests but his primary areas of research and scholarly work are children's mathematical cognition and learning and Darwin's sexual selection as largely but not solely related to human sex differences.Professor...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 31, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124201334

ISBN - 13:9780124201330

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Table of Contents

Part I

Number and Magnitude in Non-Human Animals

Chapter 1 - At the Root of Math: Numerical Abilities in Fish

Christian Agrillo, Maria Elena Miletto Petrazzini, and Angelo Bisazza

Chapter 2 - Foundations of Number and Space Representations in Non-Human Species

Giorgio Vallortigara

Chapter 3 - Numerical Concepts: Grey Parrot Capacities

Irene M. Pepperberg

Chapter 4 - Numerical Cognition and Quantitative Abilities in Nonhuman Primates

Michael J. Beran, Audrey E. Parrish, and Theodore A. Evans

Part II

Number and Magnitude in Infants and Young Children

Chapter 5 - Evolutionary and Developmental Continuities in Numerical Cognition

Ariel Starr and Elizabeth M. Brannon

Chapter 6 - On the Relation Between Numerical and Non-Numerical Magnitudes: Evidence for a General Magnitude System

Stella F. Lourenco

Chapter 7 - Foundations of the Formal Number Concept: How Preverbal Mechanisms Contribute to the Development of Cardinal Knowledge

Kristy vanMarle

Chapter 8 - Intuitive Non-Symbolic Arithmetic

Koleen McCrink

Chapter 9 - Analog Origins of Numerical Concepts

Jessica F. Cantlon

Chapter 10 - The Small-Large Divide: A Case of Incompatible Numerical Representations in Infancy

Tasha Posid and Sara Cordes

Chapter 11 - The Influence of Multisensory Cues on Representation of Quantity in Children

Joseph M. Baker and Kerry E. Jordan

Part III

Number Judgments: Theoretical Perspectives and Evolutionary Foundations

Chapter 12 - The Precision and Internal Confidence of our Approximate Number Thoughts

Justin Halberda and Darko Odic

Chapter 13 - The Evolution of Number Systems

David C. Geary, Daniel B. Berch, and Kathleen Mann Koepke