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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RE: 4.5?
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 9th Oct 2012 12:08 UTC in reply to "4.5?"
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No... 4.5 was my first reaction too. Even if I didn't know the exact answer, I would have known that it wasn't a whole number and would have thought something either "just above 4" or "just below 5"--no absolutes. Or just "four point something."

Edited 2012-10-09 12:09 UTC

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