Fingers as a Tool for Counting ? Naturally Fixed or Culturally Flexible?

  • Bender A
  • Beller S
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Like number words and written numerals, fingers can be used to represent numbers. In fact, due to their ubiquitous availability, agility, and discrete quantity, they are considered the most natural tool for counting, which renders them attractive for theories of embodied

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Bender, A., & Beller, S. (2011). Fingers as a Tool for Counting ? Naturally Fixed or Culturally Flexible? Frontiers in Psychology, 2. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00256

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