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Not all basic number representations are analog: Place coding as a precursor of the natural number system

Wim Fiasa1 and Tom Vergutsa1

a1 Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium wim.fias@ugent.be http://expsy.ugent.be tom.verguts@ugent.be http://users.ugent.be/~tverguts/

Abstract

Rips et al.'s arguments for rejecting basic number representations as a precursor of the natural number system are exclusively based on analog number coding. We argue that these arguments do not apply to place coding, a type of basic number representation that is not considered by Rips et al.

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