The comprehension of sentences involving quantity information affects responses on the up-down axis.

@article{Sell2012TheCO,
  title={The comprehension of sentences involving quantity information affects responses on the up-down axis.},
  author={Andrea J. Sell and Michael P. Kaschak},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={708-14}
}
We investigated the use of space in the comprehension of the concept of quantity in text. Previous work has suggested that the right-left axis is useful in spatial representations of number and quantity, while linguistic evidence points toward use of the up-down axis. In Experiment 1, participants read sentences containing quantity information and pressed buttons in either (1) an up and a down position or (2) a left and a right position. In Experiment 2, the participants pressed buttons in… CONTINUE READING