Ordinality and the nature of symbolic numbers.

  title={Ordinality and the nature of symbolic numbers.},
  author={Ian M. Lyons and Sian L. Beilock},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={33 43},
The view that representations of symbolic and nonsymbolic numbers are closely tied to one another is widespread. However, the link between symbolic and nonsymbolic numbers is almost always inferred from cardinal processing tasks. In the current work, we show that considering ordinality instead points to striking differences between symbolic and nonsymbolic numbers. Human behavioral and neural data show that ordinal processing of symbolic numbers (Are three Indo-Arabic numerals in numerical… CONTINUE READING
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