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By the Numbers

Studies on human development have shown that even as infants, we have an approximate sense of numbers and amounts. How does this underlie our ability to perform complex calculations? Stanislas […]... More>


What’s the Value of a Dollar? It Depends on How You Perceive Numbers

When it comes to how we value money, not all dollars are created equal — rather, value depends on how exactly our internal representations of magnitude map onto symbolic numbers. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring children's arithmetic development, visual sensory memory representations, and premotor cortex in action understanding. ... More>


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring spatial distance and behavioral sensitivity to reward, perception of numerosity and density, orientation dependence in face processing, and unconscious processing of abstract concepts. ... More>


Visual Aids Can Help People Better Understand Health Risks

Risk information is often difficult to understand, but research shows that transparent visual aids can help patients to make sound decisions about medical treatments, screenings, and lifestyle choices. ... More>