Multiple spatial mappings in numerical cognition.

  title={Multiple spatial mappings in numerical cognition.},
  author={Samuel Shaki and Martin H. Fischer},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={38 3},
A recent cross-cultural comparison (Shaki, Fischer, & Petrusic, 2009) suggested that spatially consistent processing habits for words and numbers are a necessary condition for the spatial representation of numbers (Spatial-Numerical Association of Response Codes; SNARC effect). Here we reexamine the SNARC in Israelis who read text from right to left but numbers from left to right. We show that, despite these spatially inconsistent processing habits, a SNARC effect still emerges when the… CONTINUE READING

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