How are number words mapped to approximate magnitudes?

  title={How are number words mapped to approximate magnitudes?},
  author={Jessica L Sullivan and David Barner},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  volume={66 2},
How do we map number words to the magnitudes they represent? While much is known about the developmental trajectory of number word learning, the acquisition of the counting routine, and the academic correlates of estimation ability, previous studies have yet to describe the mechanisms that link number words to nonverbal representations of number. We investigated two mechanisms: associative mapping and structure mapping. Four dot array estimation tasks found that adults' ability to match a… CONTINUE READING

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