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Hunter-Gatherers Grasp Geometry

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Science  20 Jan 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5759, pp. 317
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5759.317a

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The question of whether scientific concepts are innate is a tantalizing one for cognitive scientists. Now scientists studying villagers in a remote area of the Amazon report on page 381 that core geometric concepts are part of basic human cognitive equipment. (Read more.)