The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics (Google eBook)
The Number Sense is an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Describing experiments that show that human infants have a rudimentary number sense, Stanislas Dehaene suggests that this sense is as basic as our perception of color, and that it is wired into the brain. Dehaene shows that it was the invention of symbolic systems of numerals that started us on the climb to higher mathematics. A fascinating look at the crossroads where numbers and neurons intersect, The Number Sense offers an intriguing tour of how the structure of the brain shapes our mathematical abilities, and how our mathematics opens up a window on the human mind.
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Review: The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates MathematicsUser Review - Will Kent - Goodreads
Compelling, fascinating topic matter. There's a world in those numbers and this book is one of the best guides you'll find. It strikes a sincere balance between psychology and mathematics. Toward the ... Read full review
Review: The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates MathematicsUser Review - Yellincenter - Goodreads
A bit dense in places, but we love it! Read full review