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Why frequencies are natural

Butterworth, B; (2007) Why frequencies are natural. Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 30 (3) 259 - 260. 10.1017/S0140525X07001707. Green open access

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Abstract

Research in mathematical cognition has shown that rates, and other interpretations of x/y, are hard to learn and understand. On the other hand, there is extensive evidence that the brain is endowed with a specialized mechanism for representing and manipulating the numerosities of sets – that is, frequencies. Hence, base-rates are neglected precisely because they are rates, whereas frequencies are indeed natural.

Type: Article
Title: Why frequencies are natural
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X07001707
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X07001707
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3671
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