DevelopmentalInfancy and Toddlerhood
Human Calculator in Training The Math Baby Genius
Anthony is a 13 month old infant who has seen a series of cards with dots upon them. He appears to demonstrate simple arithmetic (or counting) by being able to discriminate between rather close numbers of dots.
Do you believe the infant is doing simple arithmetic or is this a modern version of Clever Hans? Is there an alternative explanation for the childs alleged discrimination between cards?