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What Babies Can Teach Us About Math

A visit with Kristy vanMarle, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

By Spencer Melgren
Published: - Topics: children research lab psychology mathematics

Evolution and Math

Topics: evolution mathematics

Dr. vanMarle discusses the origins of our quantifying abilities with regard to our evolutionary history, and the connection between our own abilities and those of other species. The implication is that these abilities stem from a time millions of years ago when humans and other animals shared an ancestor.