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...ion to foraging efficiency, the ability to judge the relativesnumerousness of an opposing group of contra- or con-specifics before initiatingspotential competitive acts may be adaptively significant (=-=Hauser, 1997-=-). Thus, thesadaptive significance of relative numerousness judgments may facilitated thesretention of this ability across advancing age. Summation might also be involved insforaging such that when an...
...ments about these representations? Humans and non-human animals encounter situations in their daily lives to which the use of relative quantitative information would be advantageous (Gallistel, 1989; =-=Hauser, 1997-=-; Tomasello and Call, 1997; Wynn, 1998). For example, infants may reach for the hand that contains the greater number of cereal bits and animals may engage in aggressive interactions only with conspec...
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