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Let Me Count the Ways

Read the article on Justin Halberda’s research on number sense in Arts & Sciences Magazine.


Study Gives Insight Into Our Inborn Sense for Numbers

A first-of-its kind study, led by Justin Halberda, using the Internet to collect data from more than 10,000 study subjects ages 11 to 85 found that humans’ inborn “number sense” improves during school years, declines during old age, and remains linked throughout the entire lifespan to academic mathematics achievement.


Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins

Although bats and dolphins live in very different environments, are vastly different in size, and hunt different kinds of prey, both groups have evolved similar sonar systems, known as echolocation, to locate food and navigate the skies and seas. While much research has been conducted over the past thirty years on echolocation in bats and […]


Neuroethological Studies Of Cognitive And Perceptual Processes

How do bats catch insects in the dark? How do bees learn which flowers to visit? How do food-storing birds remember where their hoards are? Questions like these are addressed by neuroethology, the branch of behavioral neuroscience concerned with analyzing the neural bases of naturally occurring behaviors.This book brings together thirteen chapters presenting findings on […]