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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (4) : 562-570     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.00562
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Approximate Number System in Human
LI Hongxia; SI Jiwei; CHEN Zejian; ZHANG Tangzheng
(School of Psychology, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250358, China)
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Approximate number system (ANS) refers to a system with which an individual can represent a set of numbers approximately without calculation and numerical symbols. We firstly sum up the recent development in heredity, neural basis and the intervention training of ANS at home and abroad within the last decade. Then we point out that, basing on the genetic and brain physiological researches, further researches should reveal the nature and inherent developing mechanism of ANS by means of cognitive neuroscience, and apply the findings into teaching. For example, our findings can help children poor in math to improve their mathematical skills and ability to adapt to the society.

Keywords approximate number system (ANS)      genetic and neural basis      intraparietal sulcus (IPS)      interventions     
Corresponding Authors: SI Jiwei, Email:   
Issue Date: 15 April 2015
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LI Hongxia,SI Jiwei,CHEN Zejian, et al. Approximate Number System in Human[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(4): 562-570.
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