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Thinking about time and number: An application of the dual-systems approach to numerical cognition

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  12 December 2019

Karoline Lohse
Affiliation:
Empirical Childhood Research, University of Potsdam, 14476Potsdam, Germany. lohsek@uni-potsdam.deesixtus@uni-potsdam.delonnemann@uni-potsdam.dewww.uni-potsdam.de/de/eki/mitarbeiterinnen/dr-karoline-lohse www.uni-potsdam.de/de/eki/mitarbeiterinnen/dr-elena-sixtus.html www.uni-potsdam.de/de/eki/mitarbeiterinnen/prof-dr-jan-lonnemann
Elena Sixtus
Affiliation:
Empirical Childhood Research, University of Potsdam, 14476Potsdam, Germany. lohsek@uni-potsdam.deesixtus@uni-potsdam.delonnemann@uni-potsdam.dewww.uni-potsdam.de/de/eki/mitarbeiterinnen/dr-karoline-lohse www.uni-potsdam.de/de/eki/mitarbeiterinnen/dr-elena-sixtus.html www.uni-potsdam.de/de/eki/mitarbeiterinnen/prof-dr-jan-lonnemann
Jan Lonnemann
Affiliation:
Empirical Childhood Research, University of Potsdam, 14476Potsdam, Germany. lohsek@uni-potsdam.deesixtus@uni-potsdam.delonnemann@uni-potsdam.dewww.uni-potsdam.de/de/eki/mitarbeiterinnen/dr-karoline-lohse www.uni-potsdam.de/de/eki/mitarbeiterinnen/dr-elena-sixtus.html www.uni-potsdam.de/de/eki/mitarbeiterinnen/prof-dr-jan-lonnemann

Abstract

Based on the notion that time, space, and number are part of a generalized magnitude system, we assume that the dual-systems approach to temporal cognition also applies to numerical cognition. Referring to theoretical models of the development of numerical concepts, we propose that children's early skills in processing numbers can be described analogously to temporal updating and temporal reasoning.

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