Book cover of Can Fish Count?: What Animals Reveal About Our Uniquely Mathematical Minds by Brian Butterworth
Biological Sciences

Can Fish Count?: What Animals Reveal About Our Uniquely Mathematical Minds

An entertaining investigation of the numerical abilities of animals and our own appetite for arithmetic 

The philosopher Bertrand Russell once observed that realizing that a pair of apples and the passage of two days could somehow both be represented by the concept we call “two” was one of the most astonishing discoveries anyone had ever made. So what do we make of the incredible fact that animals seem to have inherent mathematical abilities? […Learn More]