"Number" is a function of conscious processing, as is mathematics and reflection/analysis. It is also a common form of conscious communication. Unconscious processes make use of quantity and, by virtue of their more direct relation to the outside world are closer to "quality" and "value"
See The Brain's Images: Co-Constructing Reality and Self and Getting It Less Wrong, The Brain's Way: Science, Pragmatism, and Multiplism for background on the bipartite brain.
See A Vision of Science (and Science Education) in the 21st Century: Everybody "Getting It Less Wrong" Together for use of this figure in the context of thinking about science education
See Story-Telling in (At Least) Three Dimensions: An Exploration of Teaching Reading, Writing, and Beyond for use of this figure in the context of thinking about education generally