INGLIS, M. ... et al, 2017. Is the ANS linked to mathematics performance? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e174.
Leibovich, Katzin, Harel, & Henik argue persuasively that researchers should not assume ANS tasks harness an innate sense of number. However, some studies have reported a causal link between ANS tasks and mathematics performance, implicating the ANS in the development of numerical skills. Here we report a p-curve analysis which indicates that these experimental studies do not contain evidential value.
This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X16002120