Number Comprehension

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Children’s Arithmetic Development: It Is Number Knowledge, Not the Approximate Number Sense, That Counts Silke M. Göbel, Sarah E. Watson, Arne Lervåg, and Charles Hulme To examine whether approximate number sense and knowledge of the Arabic numeral system influence future arithmetic ability More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: Behavioral Sensitivity to Reward Is Reduced for Far Objects          David A. O’Connor, Bernard Meade, Olivia Carter, Sarah Rossiter, and Robert Hester          Does spatial distance affect the ways people respond to rewarding objects? Participants received a reward for correctly identifying red More

Visual Aids Can Help People Better Understand Health Risks

In order to be able to make sound health decisions, patients need to understand the risks and the benefits that come with medical treatments, screenings, and lifestyle choices. But many people have difficulty understanding the numerical concepts that are essential for understanding risk-benefit information. In a new article, researchers Rocio More

Does Our Innate Ability to Estimate Numbers Benefit From Education?

Children are born with an innate number sense — the ability to discriminate quickly between different amounts or numbers of objects, even without counting. And research has shown that children who have a more acute number sense — or Approximate Number System (ANS) — are also better at mathematics. In More

New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science. Within-Cohort Age-Related Differences in Cognitive Functioning Timothy A. Salthouse People born within the same range of birth years are often categorized as belonging to the same birth cohort. Age-related differences in cognitive functioning are assumed to be partly determined by generational influences More