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comprehension of sentences involving quantity information affects responses on the up-down axis.

Title: The comprehension of sentences involving quantity information affects responses on the up-down axis.
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Name(s): Sell, Andrea J, author
Kaschak, Michael P, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Date Issued: 2012-08-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We investigated the use of space in the comprehension of the concept of quantity in text. Previous work has suggested that the right-left axis is useful in spatial representations of number and quantity, while linguistic evidence points toward use of the up-down axis. In Experiment 1, participants read sentences containing quantity information and pressed buttons in either (1) an up and a down position or (2) a left and a right position. In Experiment 2, the participants pressed buttons in either (1) up and down positions or (2) left and right positions, but heard the sentences rather than reading them. We found spatial compatibility effects for the up-down axis, but not for the right-left axis. Additionally, the spatial compatibility effect was observed whether or not the participants moved to make their responses. We discussed the results in the context of embodied approaches to the comprehension of quantity information.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_22588974 (IID), 10.3758/s13423-012-0263-5 (DOI), PMC5101539 (PMCID), 22588974 (RID), 22588974 (EID)
Grant Number: P50 HD052120
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5101539.
Subject(s): Acoustic Stimulation
Comprehension
Humans
Language
Photic Stimulation
Reading
Space Perception
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_22588974
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Psychonomic bulletin & review.
1531-5320
Issue: iss. 4, vol. 19

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Sell, A. J., & Kaschak, M. P. (2012). The comprehension of sentences involving quantity information affects responses on the up-down axis. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_22588974