How does the brain represent number and make mathematical calculations? What underlies the development of numerical and mathematical abilities? What factors affect the learning of numerical concepts and skills? What are the biological bases of number knowledge? Do humans and other animals share similar numerical representations and processes? What underlies numerical and mathematical disabilities and disorders, and what is the prognosis for rehabilitation? These questions are the domain of mathematical cognition, the field of research concerned with the cognitive and neurological processes that underlie numerical and mathematical abilities. The Handbook of Mathematical Cognition is a collection of 27 essays by leading researchers that provides a comprehensive review of this important research field.Third graders, however, only showed a size congruity effect, while none of these effects were significant in the first grade. The authors thus concluded that automatization is achieved gradually as younger children do not show any signs of an automatic activation of the magnitude ... First, how can we account for the fact that the size congruity and distance effects sometimes dissociate in the physical tasks?
|Title||:||Handbook of Mathematical Cognition|
|Author||:||Jamie I. D. Campbell|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2005|