Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Oct 2012 21:54 UTC
In the News "Ask adults from the industrialized world what number is halfway between 1 and 9, and most will say 5. But pose the same question to small children, or people living in some traditional societies, and they're likely to answer 3. Cognitive scientists theorize that that's because it's actually more natural for humans to think logarithmically than linearly." Fascinating. The human brain is such a magical machine.
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Imagining the numbers
by JAlexoid on Tue 9th Oct 2012 00:20 UTC
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The way that I, personally, imagine the numbers graphically 3 would be on the horizontal line that is equidistant from 9 and 1.

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