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The origins of the numerical distance effect: the same-different task

Filip Van Opstal and Tom Verguts UGent (2011) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. 23(1). p.112-120
abstract
One of the most frequently used markers in research on numerical cognition is the distance effect. Recently, we have suggested that a distance effect can have different origins depending on the experimental task. By dissociating the comparison distance effect from the priming distance effect we revealed the need to study the origin of this effect before drawing any conclusions from it (van Opstal, Gevers, de Moor, & Verguts, 2008). Because a distance effect in a same-different task is also commonly used to study number representations (e. g., Dehaene & Akhavein, 1995), the present study aimed at uncovering the origin of the effect in this task. Computational and empirical results indicate clearly that the distance effect in the same-different task originates from number representations rather than a decision process.
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keyword
SIZE, ACHIEVEMENT, MODEL, REPRESENTATION, NUMBER, INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES, Representation, Numerical cognition, Distance effect, CORTEX, QUANTITY
journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Eur. J. Cogn. Psychol.
volume
23
issue
1
pages
112 - 120
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000287191600012
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, EXPERIMENTAL
JCR impact factor
1.09 (2011)
JCR rank
65/83 (2011)
JCR quartile
4 (2011)
ISSN
0954-1446
DOI
10.1080/20445911.2011.466796
project
The integrative neuroscience of behavioral control (Neuroscience)
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
1162270
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1162270
date created
2011-02-21 13:39:47
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:39:25
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  author       = {Van Opstal, Filip and Verguts, Tom},
  issn         = {0954-1446},
  journal      = {EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY},
  keyword      = {SIZE,ACHIEVEMENT,MODEL,REPRESENTATION,NUMBER,INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES,Representation,Numerical cognition,Distance effect,CORTEX,QUANTITY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {112--120},
  title        = {The origins of the numerical distance effect: the same-different task},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20445911.2011.466796},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
Van Opstal, Filip, and Tom Verguts. 2011. “The Origins of the Numerical Distance Effect: The Same-different Task.” European Journal of Cognitive Psychology 23 (1): 112–120.
APA
Van Opstal, F., & Verguts, T. (2011). The origins of the numerical distance effect: the same-different task. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY, 23(1), 112–120.
Vancouver
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Van Opstal F, Verguts T. The origins of the numerical distance effect: the same-different task. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. 2011;23(1):112–20.
MLA
Van Opstal, Filip, and Tom Verguts. “The Origins of the Numerical Distance Effect: The Same-different Task.” EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 23.1 (2011): 112–120. Print.