The spatial representation of numerical and non-numerical ordered sequences: insights from a random generation task.

@article{Bono2013TheSR,
  title={The spatial representation of numerical and non-numerical ordered sequences: insights from a random generation task.},
  author={Maria Grazia Di Bono and Marco Zorzi},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 12},
  pages={2348-62}
}
It is widely believed that numbers are spatially represented from left to right on the mental number line. Whether this spatial format of representation is specific to numbers or is shared by non-numerical ordered sequences remains controversial. When healthy participants are asked to randomly generate digits they show a systematic small-number bias that has been interpreted in terms of "pseudoneglect in number space". Here we used a random generation task to compare numerical and non-numerical… CONTINUE READING