Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind
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Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind
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 Ahmes’ Legacy : Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind
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 Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind
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 by Marcel Danesi
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 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
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 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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 QA76.87
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 non fiction
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 Mathematics in Mind,
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