Acalculia: Multiplication Fact Retrieval in Normal and Impaired Subjects

  • Helen J. Kahn
Part of the Human Neuropsychology book series (HN)


Psychologists such as Binet and Galton were among the first scholars to characterize the range of arithmetic ability among individuals (Fancher, 1979). Galton focused on measurement issues and the mechanisms by which heredity and cultural factors influenced the ability to handle numbers (Galton,1908). Binet, in contrast, developed instruments based on group norms that measured intellectual abilities, including numerical aptitude, so that predictions could be generated on the capability of children to succeed in school. Binet along with Simon published the first scale of intelligence in 1905. Their test, of course, is the predecessor for the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test, still in use today.


Multiplication Table Verification Task Correct Product Clinical Neuropsychology Math Fact 
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