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Daily Archive December 6th, 2011

Misleading comparisons of probability

Filed in Ideas ,Research News
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Stanislas Dehaene and colleagues surveyed Mundurucu participants (in the Amazon) and Western participants (in the USA) on where they felts numbers lie on a scale from from 10-100. Specifically, participants had an interface like that pictured above, with 10 dots on the left and 100 dots on the right. They were then shown between 10 and 100 dots and asked to click on the line where they would fall.