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From continuous magnitudes to symbolic numbers: The centrality of ratio

  • Pooja G. Sidney (a1), Clarissa A. Thompson (a1), Percival G. Matthews (a2) and Edward M. Hubbard (a2)


Leibovich et al.'s theory neither accounts for the deep connections between whole numbers and other classes of number nor provides a potential mechanism for mapping continuous magnitudes to symbolic numbers. We argue that focusing on non-symbolic ratio processing abilities can furnish a more expansive account of numerical cognition that remedies these shortcomings.



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