Aug 5, 2008

A Natural Log: Our Innate Sense of Numbers is Logarithmic, Not linear

To investigate which number-line concept is innate, neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene of the College of France in Paris worked with the Munduruk├║, an Amazonian culture with little exposure to modern math or measuring devices. The Munduruk├║ were immediately able to place numbers on a line when asked, but they grouped them logarithmically.

read more