Symbols in numbers: From numerals to magnitude information
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SourceBehavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 3-4, (2009), pp. 341-342
Article / Letter to editor
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SW OZ NICI CO
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
SubjectAction, intention, and motor control; DI-BCB_DCC_Theme 2: Perception, Action and Control
A dual-code model of number processing needs to take into account the difference between a number symbol and its meaning. The transition of automatic non-abstract number representations into intentional abstract representations could be conceptualized as a translation of perceptual asematic representations of numerals into semantic representations of the associated magnitude information. The controversy about the nature of number representations should be thus related to theories on embodied grounding of symbols.
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