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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Math Cognition

  • Marcel Danesi
  • Includes contributions from some of the world's best-known researchers and scholars in the field, edited to be comprehensible for non-experts

  • Covers various perspectives employed to study math cognition, ranging from neuroscience to semiotics

  • Provides a truly interdisciplinary collection of work that will be of interest to an exceptionally wide variety of readers


Part of the Mathematics in Mind book series (MATHMIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marcel Danesi
    Pages 141-153
  3. Vitaly Kiryushchenko
    Pages 155-169
  4. Louis H. Kauffman
    Pages 171-193
  5. Walter Whiteley
    Pages 247-263

About this book


This is an anthology of contemporary studies from various disciplinary perspectives written by some of the world's most renowned experts in each of the areas of mathematics, neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, semiotics, education, and more. Its purpose is not to add merely to the accumulation of studies, but to show that math cognition is best approached from various disciplinary angles, with the goal of broadening the general understanding of mathematical cognition through the different theoretical threads that can be woven into an overall understanding.

This volume will be of interest to mathematicians, cognitive scientists, educators of mathematics, philosophers of mathematics, semioticians, psychologists, linguists, anthropologists, and all other kinds of scholars who are interested in the nature, origin, and development of mathematical cognition. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Marcel Danesi
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TorontoCognitive Science Network, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical SciencesTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information


“The book is dense with very well rounded research that provides the reader with a deep understanding of each body of research. I highly recommend this book for those interested in how math cognition works and to have new, insightful takeaways for additional research of your own making.” (Peter Olszewski, MAA Reviews, January 4, 2020)