Offline and online automatic number comparison.

  title={Offline and online automatic number comparison.},
  author={Filip Van Opstal and Agnes Moors and Wim Fias and Tom Verguts},
  journal={Psychological research},
  volume={72 3},
This paper focuses on automatic number processing as instantiated in the size congruity effect. It was recently argued that long-term "associations between individual digits and the attributes 'small' and 'large' create the size congruity effect" (Choplin and Logan 2003, abstract, p. 17). Moreover, these authors proposed the additional assumption that the relevant connections are acquired over a lifetime of experience with numbers. We show that at least one of these assumptions is not true… CONTINUE READING

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