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ERIC Number: EJ940827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Sensitivity to Number: Reply to Gebuis and Gevers
de Hevia, Maria Dolores
Cognition, v121 n2 p253-255 Nov 2011
Past research showing a bias towards the larger non-symbolic number by adults and children in line bisection tasks (de Hevia & Spelke, 2009) has been challenged by Gebuis and Gevers, suggesting that area subtended by the stimulus and not number is responsible for the biases. I review evidence supporting the idea that although sensitivity to number might be relatively affected by visual cues, number is a major, salient property of our environment. The influence of non-numerical cues might be seen as the concurrent processing of dimensions that entail information of magnitude, without implying that number is constructed out of those dimensions.
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Language: English
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