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ERIC Number: EJ925437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0211-2159
When Symbolic Spatial Cues Go before Numbers
Herrera, Amparo; Macizo, Pedro
Psicologica: International Journal of Methodology and Experimental Psychology, v32 n1 p1-12 2011
This work explores the effect of spatial cueing on number processing. Participants performed a parity judgment task. However, shortly before the target number, a cue (arrow pointing to left, arrow pointing to right or a cross) was centrally presented. In Experiment 1, in which responses were lateralized, the cue direction modulated the interaction between response side and numerical size. In Experiment 2, there was a single response key, and in one block participants responded only to odd numbers and in the other block they responded only to even numbers. The results showed an association between symbolic spatial cues and numbers (i.e., small/left and large/right). We interpreted the joint results as indication of an early activation of spatial representation of numerical values produced independently of type of response requirements. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
University of Valencia. Dept. Metodologia, Facultad de Psicologia, Avda. Blasco Ibanez 21, 46010 Valencia, Spain. Tel: +34-96-386-4100; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain