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ERIC Number: EJ1057441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
Unlimited Capacity Parallel Quantity Comparison of Multiple Integers
Blanc-Goldhammer, Daryn R.; Cohen, Dale J.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v40 n5 p1389-1403 Sep 2014
Research has shown that integer comparison is quick and efficient. This efficiency may be a function of the structure of the integer comparison system. The present study tests whether integers are compared with an unlimited capacity system or a limited capacity system. We tested these models using a visual search task with time delimitation. The data from Experiments 1 and 2 indicate that integers are encoded, identified, and compared within an unlimited capacity system. The data from Experiment 3 indicate that 2nd-order magnitude comparisons are processed with a highly efficient limited capacity system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: R01HD047796