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ERIC Number: EJ1056038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
SNARC Struggles: Instant Control over Spatial-Numerical Associations
Pfister, Roland; Schroeder, Philipp A.; Kunde, Wilfried
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v39 n6 p1953-1958 Nov 2013
Numbers and space are tightly linked--a phenomenon that is referred to as the spatial-numerical association of response codes (SNARC) effect (Dehaene, Bossini, & Giraux, 1993). The present study investigates how quickly and flexibly the behavioral impact of such spatial-numerical associations can be controlled. Participants performed a parity judgment task, and we examined how the SNARC effect is influenced by the preceding congruency between the required response and the target number's spatial association. Results indicate that the SNARC effect is reduced instantly after having experienced a number's spatial association to interfere with responding. This sequential modulation indicates a pronounced flexibility of spatial-numerical associations driven by cognitive control mechanisms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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