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date: 05 December 2023

Numerical Cognitionlocked

Numerical Cognitionlocked

  • Aviv AvitanAviv AvitanBen-Gurion University of the Negev
  •  and Avishai HenikAvishai HenikBen-Gurion University of the Negev


Quantities, amounts, and numbers are dealt with on a regular basis. Their manipulation is necessary for making countless decisions. Research in the area of numerical cognition seeks to delineate how numerical information is represented, manipulated, and utilized. In parallel, research in this area traces the phylogenetic and ontogenetic trajectories of numerical abilities. A comprehensive understanding of numerical cognition and its brain basis has important implications for various disciplines. These disciplines include education, neuroscience, and economics. Furthermore, understating numerical cognition will help to foster good mathematical skills and support those who struggle with numerical and mathematical concepts.


  • Cognitive Psychology/Neuroscience
  • Developmental Psychology

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