Effects of meaning and symmetry on judgments of size

  title={Effects of meaning and symmetry on judgments of size},
  author={Rolf Reber and Bo T. Christensen and Beat Meier},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
Research has shown that people judge words as having bigger font size than non-words. This finding has been interpreted in terms of processing fluency, with higher fluency leading to judgments of bigger size. If so, symmetric numbers (e.g., 44) which can be processed more fluently are predicted to be judged as larger than asymmetric numbers (e.g., 43). However, recent research found that symmetric numbers were judged to be smaller than asymmetric numbers. This finding suggests that the… CONTINUE READING
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