Monday, January 16, 2006

Peano and the (we are not) Chimps Act III, in which we are left with a question

Do Peano's Axioms as stated in Act I provide a model of the process we utilize when counting?

3 comments:

Teresa said...

Just let me go back and have a look at my fingers and toes again... I'm not quite sure where I left off counting... *grin*

vw bug said...

LOL

MathCogIdiocy said...

Teresa - I looked to see if an article from SCIENCE was available online (it's not) because it reports the results of some brain imaging studies. Counting activates the same part of the brain that is used for finger movement. So...

vw bug - we aim to please *grin*