Research study: Without language, large numbers don't add up

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Research study: Without language, large numbers don't add up

Post by Erik_Kowal » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:25 pm

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences* suggests how language augments our natural ability to understand numbers. Researchers found that Nicaraguans who were born deaf and never learned Spanish or formal sign language developed gestures to express approximate amounts but not exact numbers.

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