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[2]: Look at the numerals
by caminoix on Wed 10th Oct 2012 20:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Look at the numerals"
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Well, how do you know small, large and huge are logarithmic? Can you back it up with any research?

The great majority of languages have native numerals up to at least ten. Which makes sense if you think about counting on your fingers. Anyhow, I fail to see how dividing the food by visual means or measuring relatively short distances in days of walking supports, or actually even relates to the idea of logarithmic perception of numbers.

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