Seeing Numbers

Havel, Ivan M. (2010) Seeing Numbers. [Book Chapter]

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In 1890 William James listed several “elementary mental categories” that he postulated as having a natural origin. Among them, alongside the ideas of time and space, he also listed the idea of number. A symptomatic feature of Informatics as well as Cognitive Science today is the tendency not to talk so much about ideas as about their representations, either in the computer or in the brain. Taking up somewhat different perspective I will discuss the way natural numbers, viewed as counts of real or imagined objects, may be experienced phenomenally. I put forth even some speculative ideas about mental number processing by numerical savants.

Item Type:Book Chapter
Additional Information:The full name of the conference (it did not fit into the slot "Chapter"): Beauty of Logic II
Keywords:subitizing, phenomenal experience, numerical savants, mental number processing, prime number recognition
Subjects:Psychology > Perceptual Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:6940
Deposited By: Havel, Prof. Ivan M.
Deposited On:13 Sep 2010 03:58
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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