Knowledge of Number: Its Evolution and Ontogeny

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Science  23 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5389, pp. 641-642
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5389.641

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Can animals do math? In her Perspective, Carey discusses the abilities of primates to mentally represent and manipulate numbers--reported on p. 746 by Brannon and Terrance--and compares these to the cultural and ontogenic development of numerical representation in humans.