Spatial attention and the mental number line: Evidence for characteristic biases and compression

@article{Longo2007SpatialAA,
  title={Spatial attention and the mental number line: Evidence for characteristic biases and compression},
  author={Matthew R. Longo and Stella F. Lourenco},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={1400-1407}
}
Numbers are often proposed to be represented spatially as lying along a mental number line. The present study examined whether the direction of spatial attention operates similarly in physical and numerical space. Participants bisected physical lines by indicating the perceived center and "bisected" the mental number line by estimating (without calculating) the number midway between two others. Healthy participants generally show a slight leftward bias (pseudoneglect) when bisecting physical… Expand
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