The Point : The "bump of mathematics" does it exist ?
Stanislas Dehaene : The "bump of mathematics" exists, but it is not the prerogative of some : we have it all. Research on toddlers show that they already have skills for the "primitive" - that is to say, the "foundations" of mathematics. From the first hours of life, they are already the difference between 4 and 12 ; they know what is the nombrosité, that is to say, the approximate number of objects in a set. These searches were supplemented by studies on adult non-educated, in the Amazon, for example...Updated Date: 28 October 2019, 14:53