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Gepubliceerd in: Psychological Research 1/2016

24-01-2015 | Original Article

Measuring spatial–numerical associations: evidence for a purely conceptual link

Auteurs: Martin H. Fischer, Samuel Shaki

Gepubliceerd in: Psychological Research | Uitgave 1/2016

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Abstract

Previous work on spatial–numerical association (SNAs) included either spatially distributed stimuli or responses. This raises the possibility that the inferred spatial nature of number concepts was a methodological artifact. We present results from a novel task that involves two categories (spatially oriented objects and number magnitudes) and dissociates spatial classification from number classification. The results reveal SNAs without inferential limitations of previous work and point to a working memory mechanism that transfers spatial coding across categories.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Measuring spatial–numerical associations: evidence for a purely conceptual link
Auteurs
Martin H. Fischer
Samuel Shaki
Publicatiedatum
24-01-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Gepubliceerd in
Psychological Research / Uitgave 1/2016
Print ISSN: 0340-0727
Elektronisch ISSN: 1430-2772
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-015-0646-0