What would life be like without numbers?

The Pirahã people of the Amazon don’t have them in their language, and have difficulty learning them. What does this tell us about the human mind?

Linguist Caleb Everett spent some time among the Pirahã, and he talks with our resident linguist Daniel Midgley on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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ScienceDaily article

A link to the original article, appearing in Cognitive Science.