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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>

Does Our Innate Ability to Estimate Numbers Benefit From Education?

Researchers investigate whether improvements in approximate number system ability come naturally with age or whether they are the result of formal education. ... More>

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Numeracy: The Educational Gift That Keeps on Giving?

Cancer risks. Investment alternatives. Calories. Numbers are everywhere in daily life, and they figure into all sorts of decisions. A new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, examines how people who are numerate—that’s like literacy, but for numbers—understand numbers better and process information differently so that they ultimately make more informed decisions. ... More>