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Title: Sampling from the mental number line: how are approximate number system representations formed?
Authors: Inglis, Matthew
Gilmore, Camilla K.
Keywords: Mathematics
Approximate number system
Numerical cognition
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Elsevier B.V.
Citation: INGLIS, M. and GILMORE, C., 2013. Sampling from the mental number line: how are approximate number system representations formed? Cognition, 129 (1), pp. 63 - 69.
Abstract: Nonsymbolic comparison tasks are commonly used to index the acuity of an individual’s Approximate Number System (ANS), a cognitive mechanism believed to be involved in the development of number skills. Here we asked whether the time that an individual spends observing numerical stimuli influences the precision of the resultant ANS representations. Contrary to standard computational models of the ANS, we found that the longer the stimulus was displayed, the more precise was the resultant representation. We propose an adaptation of the standard model, and suggest that this finding has significant methodological implications for numerical cognition research.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Cognition [© Elsevier B.V.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2013.06.003
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2013.06.003
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12745
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2013.06.003
ISSN: 0010-0277
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