The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates MathematicsThe 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 Mathematics
User Review  Tim  GoodreadsSome interesting insights here or there surrounded by a lot of information that I didn't care too much about. Dehaene mentions Asian mathematical wizkids in a few places in this book. I would have ... Read full review
Review: The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics
User Review  Isaac Hazard  GoodreadsIntriguing exploration of both the nature of math and the capacity of the human brain to learn it, perform it, and create it. Draws from experimental results from psychology and neurobiology to ... Read full review