In this episode we talk with Rafael Núñez from the University of California San Diego about his research into if human understanding of number has developed through biological evolution, or through the evolution of language and culture. His article, “Is There Really an Evolved Capacity for Number?“, was published in the June 2017 edition of Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
- Rafael’s other publications
- A recent article in Aeon about the paper
- The UCSD press release for the paper
- A New Scientist (UK) article on some of the Yupno (Papua New Guinea) work that partially inspired the paper
- On Aymara (Andes) “reversed” temporal concepts
- On Yupno (Papua New Guinea) topographic temporal concepts
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Hosts / Producers
Doug Leigh & Ryan Watkins
How to Cite
Leigh, D. & Watkins, R.. (2018, January 9). Parsing Science – Capacity for Number with Rafael Núñez (Version 1). figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5915368.v1
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