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The importance of magnitude information in numerical processing: Evidence from the SNARC effect

Fias, W. and Brysbaert, M. and Geypens, F. and d'Ydewalle, G. (1996) The importance of magnitude information in numerical processing: Evidence from the SNARC effect. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

Models of the numerical cognitive system differ in the importance they attach to magnitude information in numerical processing. In this paper, the necessity of addressing a central semantic number system in arabic number processing is evaluated by looking at the SNARC-effect. This effect has been interpreted as an indication of access to the semantic system. In Experiment 1, we replicated the effect in a parity judgement task. In Experiment 2, we extended the SNARC-effect to a phoneme monitoring task, showing that magnitude information was accessed during arabic-to-verbal transcoding. We conclude, therefore, that number magnitude plays a more important role than is generally accepted.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:SNARC, number processing
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:3444
Deposited By:brysbaert, Dr. marc
Deposited On:04 Mar 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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