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Posts tagged distance effect

February 12, 2008

 

Descending Numbers in Store

A Head for Numbers (2)

The closer that numbers presented to us are, the longer it takes us to compare them. This suggests that we solve such problems with a mental number line.

February 6, 2008

 

Child Thinking and Sitting Leaning up on Post

A Head for Numbers (3)

Last time we discussed "acalculia,"the condition whereby people with neurological damage, say by stroke, find themselves suddenly unable to work with numbers.

February 6, 2008

 

Clear Chalkboard with Number-line above

A Head for Numbers (1)

Time for your moment of science math quiz. Ready? Which of the following numbers is larger: 90 or 50? 16 or 14? 9 or 7? But, this was a psychology quiz not math

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