Language effects in magnitude comparison: small, but not irrelevant.

@article{Nuerk2005LanguageEI,
  title={Language effects in magnitude comparison: small, but not irrelevant.},
  author={H C Nuerk and Ulrich W. Weger and Klaus Willmes},
  journal={Brain and language},
  year={2005},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={262-77}
}
It is assumed that number magnitude comparison is performed by assessing magnitude representation on a single analog mental number line. However, we have observed a unit-decade-compatibility effect in German which is inconsistent with this assumption (Nuerk, Weger, & Willmes, 2001). Incompatible magnitude comparisons in which decade and unit comparisons lead to different responses (e.g., 37_52 for which 3<5, but 7>2) are slower and less accurately responded to than compatible trials in which… CONTINUE READING

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