Detection of intermodal numerical correspondences by human infants

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Science  14 Oct 1983:
Vol. 222, Issue 4620, pp. 179-181
DOI: 10.1126/science.6623069


Infants prefer to look at an array of objects that corresponds in number to a sequence of sounds. In doing so, infants disregard the modality (visual or auditory) and type (object or event) of items presented. This finding indicates that infants possess a mechanism that enables them to obtain information about number.

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