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Language May Play Important Role in Learning the Meanings of Numbers

*Research shows “homesigners” unable to comprehend the value of large numbers*

New research conducted with deaf people in Nicaragua shows that language may play an important role in learning the meanings of numbers.

Field studies by University of Chicago psychologist Susan Goldin-Meadow and a team of researchers found deaf people in Nicaragua, who had not learned formal sign language, do not have a complete understanding of numbers greater than three. (more…)

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