A Natural Log: Our Innate Sense of Numbers is Logarithmic, Not Linear

“We humans seem to be born with a number line in our head. But a May 30 study in Science suggests it may look less like an evenly segmented ruler and more like a logarithmic slide rule on which the distance between two numbers represents their ratio (when ­di­vided) rather than their difference (when subtracted).”

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-natural-log/

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