"1-2-3": is there a temporal number line? Evidence from a serial comparison task.

@article{Mueller2008123IT,
  title={"1-2-3": is there a temporal number line? Evidence from a serial comparison task.},
  author={Dana Mueller and Wolfgang H Schwarz},
  journal={Experimental psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={143-50}
}
Evidence suggests that numbers are intimately related to space (Dehaene, Bossini, & Giraux, 1993; Hubbard, Piazza, Pinel, & Dehaene, 2005). Recently, Walsh (2003) suggested that numbers might also be closely related to time. To investigate this hypothesis we asked participants to compare two digits that were presented in a serial manner, i.e., one after another. Temporally ascending digit pairs (such as 2-3) were responded to faster than temporally descending pairs (3-2). This effect was, in… CONTINUE READING