Magnitude, numerosity, and development of number: Implications for mathematics disabilities

Nancy C. Jordan, Luke Rinne, Ilyse RESNICK

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


Leibovich et al. challenge the prevailing view that non-symbolic number sense (e.g., sensing number the same way one might sense color) is innate, that detection of numerosity is distinct from detection of continuous magnitude. In the present commentary, the authors' viewpoint is discussed in light of the integrative theory of numerical development along with implications for understanding mathematics disabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-28
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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