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Numbers by the experience of our own body

Jan 13th 2014 at 1:27 AM

Personally, I think we understand numbers by the experience of our own body. We use information about size in real life to contain. "Number size in our heads Numbers classify the thirty participants in the study were in the MRI scanner, the numbers shown 1 to 9 (except 5) and had to classify them as even or odd. That happened in two consecutive tasks which only the required response was different: in the spatial task assigned the subject numbers by clicking with the right index or middle, and the non-spatial task by a pressure sensor pressing soft or hard with the right thumb . Participants coupled both the spatial and the force response to the size of the presented figure they responded quickly with a left click (index finger) or soft pressure at low numbers and is faster with a right click (middle) or hard pressure at high numbers. Krause looked at this link per subject and combined that information with the MRI scans.

Interesting for mathematics? Mathematics is currently still mainly from the spatial representation of numbers. "For people with a non-spatial representation of different teaching methods can be useful," says Krause.

'The size of numbers, for example, to come alive. For example, consider the representation of numbers with your own body while doing simple math. " Krause has a number of new studies we are planning to investigate. Scientific basis of such methods further

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