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

Filip Van Opstal (UGent) and Tom Verguts (UGent)
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The integrative neuroscience of behavioral control (Neuroscience)
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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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SIZE, ACHIEVEMENT, MODEL, REPRESENTATION, NUMBER, INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES, Representation, Numerical cognition, Distance effect, CORTEX, QUANTITY

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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  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.},
  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},
}

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