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The Resource Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind, by Marcel Danesi, (electronic resource)
Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind, by Marcel Danesi, (electronic resource)
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 Summary
 This book looks at classic puzzles from the perspective of their structures and what they tell us about the brain. It uses the work on the neuroscience of mathematics from Dehaene, Butterworth, Lakoff, Núñez, and many others as a lens to understand the ways in which puzzles reflect imaginative processes blended with rational ones. The book is not about recreational or puzzlebased mathematics in and of itself but rather about what the classic puzzles tell us about the mathematical imagination and its impact on the discipline. It delves into the history of classic math puzzles, deconstructing their raison d’être and describing their psychological features, so that their nature can be fleshed out in order to help understand the mathematical mind. This volume is the first monographic treatment of the psychological nature of puzzles in mathematics. With its userfriendly technical level of discussion, it is of interest to both general readers and those who engage in the disciplines of mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and/or anthropology. It is also ideal as a textbook source for courses in recreational mathematics, or as reference material in introductory college math courses.
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 XIII, 164 p. 99 illus.
 Contents

 1. Puzzles and Mathematics
 2. An Archetype Theory of Puzzles
 3. Puzzles and Discovery
 4. Puzzles and Spatial Reasoning
 5. The Mathematical Mind
 References
 Index
 Isbn
 9783319932545
 Label
 Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind
 Title
 Ahmes’ Legacy
 Title remainder
 Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind
 Statement of responsibility
 by Marcel Danesi
 Subject

 History of Mathematical Sciences
 History
 Neural networks (Computer science)
 Anthropology
 History
 Psychology
 History of Psychology
 Psychology
 Neurosciences
 Electronic resources
 Mathematical Models of Cognitive Processes and Neural Networks
 Mathematics
 Neurosciences
 Neural networks (Computer science)
 Anthropology
 Psychology
 Mathematics
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 This book looks at classic puzzles from the perspective of their structures and what they tell us about the brain. It uses the work on the neuroscience of mathematics from Dehaene, Butterworth, Lakoff, Núñez, and many others as a lens to understand the ways in which puzzles reflect imaginative processes blended with rational ones. The book is not about recreational or puzzlebased mathematics in and of itself but rather about what the classic puzzles tell us about the mathematical imagination and its impact on the discipline. It delves into the history of classic math puzzles, deconstructing their raison d’être and describing their psychological features, so that their nature can be fleshed out in order to help understand the mathematical mind. This volume is the first monographic treatment of the psychological nature of puzzles in mathematics. With its userfriendly technical level of discussion, it is of interest to both general readers and those who engage in the disciplines of mathematics, psychology, neuroscience, and/or anthropology. It is also ideal as a textbook source for courses in recreational mathematics, or as reference material in introductory college math courses.
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 Danesi, Marcel
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 QA76.87
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 Mathematics in Mind,
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 Mathematics
 Neurosciences
 Neural networks (Computer science)
 History
 Anthropology
 Psychology
 Mathematics
 Mathematical Models of Cognitive Processes and Neural Networks
 Neurosciences
 History of Psychology
 History of Mathematical Sciences
 Anthropology
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 Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind, by Marcel Danesi, (electronic resource)
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 1. Puzzles and Mathematics  2. An Archetype Theory of Puzzles  3. Puzzles and Discovery  4. Puzzles and Spatial Reasoning  5. The Mathematical Mind  References  Index
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 XIII, 164 p. 99 illus.
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 9783319932545
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 Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind, by Marcel Danesi, (electronic resource)
 Antecedent source
 mixed
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 online resource
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 cr
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
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 not applicable
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 text
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 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 Contents
 1. Puzzles and Mathematics  2. An Archetype Theory of Puzzles  3. Puzzles and Discovery  4. Puzzles and Spatial Reasoning  5. The Mathematical Mind  References  Index
 Dimensions
 unknown
 Extent
 XIII, 164 p. 99 illus.
 File format
 multiple file formats
 Form of item
 electronic
 Isbn
 9783319932545
 Level of compression
 uncompressed
 Media category
 computer
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code
 c
 Other control number
 10.1007/9783319932545
 Other physical details
 online resource.
 Quality assurance targets
 absent
 Reformatting quality
 access
 Specific material designation
 remote
 System control number
 (DEHe213)9783319932545
Subject
 Anthropology
 Anthropology
 Electronic resources
 History
 History
 History of Mathematical Sciences
 History of Psychology
 Mathematical Models of Cognitive Processes and Neural Networks
 Mathematics
 Mathematics
 Neural networks (Computer science)
 Neural networks (Computer science)
 Neurosciences
 Neurosciences
 Psychology
 Psychology
 Psychology
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