The satellite meeting focused on those questions about the origins of numerical abilities that can only be answered by further research. These include the numerical limits of animal enumeration, the nature of the neural enumeration mechanism, identification of genes that contribute to the development of numerical abilities, and the role of symbolisation (words and tallies) in the prehistory of numerical abilities.
Speaker abstracts and biographies are available below. Recorded audio of the presentations are also available below.
Prior to this meeting there was a related discussion meeting 'The origins of numerical abilities' held at the Royal Society, London on 20 - 21 February 2017.
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