The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised and Updated Edition

The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics, Revised and Updated Edition

by Stanislas Dehaene

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199753871
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/29/2011
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 372,920
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stanislas Dehaene teaches at the College de France and is Director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Research Unit at INSERM.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised and Expanded Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction

Part I: Our Numerical Heritage
Chapter 1: Talented and Gifted Animals
Chapter 2: Babies Who Count
Chapter 3: The Adult Number Line

Part II: Beyond Approximation
Chapter 4: The Language of Numbers
Chapter 5: Small Heads for Big Calculations
Chapter 6: Geniuses and Prodigies

Part III: Of Neurons and Numbers
Chapter 7: Losing Number Sense
Chapter 8: The Computing Brain
Chapter 9: What Is a Number?

Epilogue. The Contemporary Science of Number and Brain

Appendix
Notes and References

Bibliography
Main books consulted
Useful web resources
Detailed bibliography

Index

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