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How does working memory enable number-induced spatial biases?

Elger Abrahamse UGent, Jean-Philippe van Dijck UGent and Wim Fias UGent (2016) FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. 7.
abstract
Number-space associations are a robust observation, but their underlying mechanisms remain debated. Two major accounts have been identified. First, spatial codes may constitute an intrinsic part of number representations stored in the brain – a perspective most commonly referred to as the Mental Number Line account. Second, spatial codes may be generated at the level of working memory when number (or other) representations are coordinated in function of a specific task. The aim of the current paper is twofold. First, whereas a pure Mental Number Line account cannot capture the complexity of observations reported in the literature, we here explore if and how a pure working memory account can suffice. Second, we make explicit (more than in our earlier work) the potential building blocks of such a working memory account, thereby providing clear and concrete foci for empirical efforts to test the feasibility of the account.
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keyword
numerical cognition, SNARC effect, number-space associations, working memory, serial order, FINGER COUNTING HABITS, SHORT-TERM-MEMORY, SERIAL-ORDER, NUMERICAL ASSOCIATIONS, PERCEIVING NUMBERS, LINE BISECTION, EYE USE, SPACE, ATTENTION, MAGNITUDE
journal title
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY
volume
7
article number
977
pages
11 pages
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000378681900001
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
2.323 (2016)
JCR rank
33/128 (2016)
JCR quartile
2 (2016)
ISSN
1664-1078
DOI
10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00977
project
The integrative neuroscience of behavioral control (Neuroscience)
language
English
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yes
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A1
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8068159
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8068159
date created
2016-09-07 15:31:41
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2016-12-21 15:42:31
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  keyword      = {numerical cognition,SNARC effect,number-space associations,working memory,serial order,FINGER COUNTING HABITS,SHORT-TERM-MEMORY,SERIAL-ORDER,NUMERICAL ASSOCIATIONS,PERCEIVING NUMBERS,LINE BISECTION,EYE USE,SPACE,ATTENTION,MAGNITUDE},
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  title        = {How does working memory enable number-induced spatial biases?},
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Chicago
Abrahamse, Elger, Jean-Philippe van Dijck, and Wim Fias. 2016. “How Does Working Memory Enable Number-induced Spatial Biases?” Frontiers in Psychology 7.
APA
Abrahamse, E., van Dijck, J.-P., & Fias, W. (2016). How does working memory enable number-induced spatial biases? FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 7.
Vancouver
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Abrahamse E, van Dijck J-P, Fias W. How does working memory enable number-induced spatial biases? FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY. 2016;7.
MLA
Abrahamse, Elger, Jean-Philippe van Dijck, and Wim Fias. “How Does Working Memory Enable Number-induced Spatial Biases?” FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY 7 (2016): n. pag. Print.