Padua, Italy – august 2022
Baby chicks can do math!
A dissemination event to illustrate the biological relevance of number sensitivity in animals; event organized in collaboration with the Director of the Esapolis Museums, Dr. Enzo Moretto_ Esapolis Museum, Padua, Italy
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We share with other species an intriguing similarity in representing numbers in space, from left to right.
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Most people who read and write from left to right, orientate numbers in the same direction.
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In the early 1800s, Sir Francis Galton, a British polymath, showed for the first time that humans describe and think of numbers as being represented on a mental number line oriented from their left to right.