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Nature's Numbers: What can babies and an Amazonian tribe tell us about the origins of mathematics?

Nature's Numbers: What can babies and an Amazonian tribe tell us about the origins of mathematics?

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Nature's Numbers: What can babies and an Amazonian tribe tell us about the origins of mathematics?

FromDiscovery

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Length:
27 minutes
Released:
Jan 11, 2016
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

Mathematics is one of the most extraordinary things humans can do with their brains but where do our numerical abilities come from? Maths writer Alex Bellos looks for answers from a tribe in the Brazilian Amazon which has no words for numbers in its language. He also meets a budding mathematician who is only seven months old.



Image credit: Edward Gibson
Released:
Jan 11, 2016
Format:
Podcast Episode