Brain’s counting skill ‘built-in’

By | August 21, 2008

Brains counting skill built-in

Humans have an in-built ability to do mathematics even if they do not have the language to express it, a research team has suggested.

A study in Australian Aboriginal children, whose languages lack number words, found they did just as well as English-speaking children in numeracy.

The findings contradicts other research which found having “counting words” was the key to developing number skills.  – bbc

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