Science 323 (5910):38 (2009)

Pierre Pica
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
The performance of the Mundurucu on the number-space task may exemplify a general competence for drawing analogies between space and other linear dimensions, but Mundurucu participants spontaneously chose number when other dimensions were available. Response placement may not reflect the subjective scale for numbers, but Cantlon et al.'s proposal of a linear scale with scalar variability requires additional hypotheses that are problematic
Keywords number-space mapping  mundurucu  logarithm
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