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Psych 321 Number system

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 101
Professor
Mathieu Le Corre
Semester
Winter

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Psych 321 Two Number systems: Magnitudes and individuation  Goals: o Illustrate how each system works o Show evidence that non-human animals have both systems Possibility 1: Individuation make “mental tally”  Are there “IIIIIII” circles on this slide?  How tallying works: Keep track of who’s who  Have to remember which ones I touched just so I don’t have to count or tally the same circle over again Possibility 2: make a magnitude  Percept – transformation 1 ( estimate where things are and average size; estimate of where things are ) – transformation 2 (“lump” and make a magnitude)  NOTE: THE DOTS YOU GENERATE SHOULD ALWAYS BE THE SAME SIZE. Two systems: individuation and magnitudes  Individuation – very precise but limited: can only keep track of 3 or 4 at once; conscious and works automatically o Can keep track of the correct object for around 2 -3
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