Asymmetrical Interference Effects between Two-Dimensional Geometric Shapes and Their Corresponding Shape Words

@inproceedings{Sturz2014AsymmetricalIE,
  title={Asymmetrical Interference Effects between Two-Dimensional Geometric Shapes and Their Corresponding Shape Words},
  author={Bradley Sturz and Joshua E. Edwards and Ty W. Boyer},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Nativists have postulated fundamental geometric knowledge that predates linguistic and symbolic thought. Central to these claims is the proposal for an isolated cognitive system dedicated to processing geometric information. Testing such hypotheses presents challenges due to difficulties in eliminating the combination of geometric and non-geometric information through language. We present evidence using a modified matching interference paradigm that an incongruent shape word interferes with… CONTINUE READING