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Professional mathematicians differ from controls in their spatial-numerical associations

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dc.contributor.author Cipora, Krzysztof [USOS34451] pl
dc.contributor.author Hohol, Mateusz pl
dc.contributor.author Nuerk, Hans-Christoph pl
dc.contributor.author Willmes, Klaus pl
dc.contributor.author Brożek, Bartosz [SAP11018168] pl
dc.contributor.author Kucharzyk, Bartłomiej [USOS17025] pl
dc.contributor.author Nęcka, Edward [SAP11009163] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-02T07:10:44Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-02T07:10:44Z
dc.date.issued 2016 pl
dc.identifier.issn 0340-0727 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/27336
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Professional mathematicians differ from controls in their spatial-numerical associations pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 710-726 pl
dc.identifier.weblink http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00426-015-0677-6/fulltext.html pl
dc.abstract.en While mathematically impaired individuals have been shown to have deficits in all kinds of basic numerical representations, among them spatial-numerical associations, little is known about individuals with exceptionally high math expertise. They might have a more abstract magnitude representation or more flexible spatial associations, so that no automatic left/small and right/large spatial-numerical association is elicited. To pursue this question, we examined the Spatial Numerical Association of Response Codes (SNARC) effect in professional mathematicians which was compared to two control groups: Professionals who use advanced math in their work but are not mathematicians (mostly engineers), and matched controls. Contrarily to both control groups, Mathematicians did not reveal a SNARC effect. The group differences could not be accounted for by differences in mean response speed, response variance or intelligence or a general tendency not to show spatial-numerical associations. We propose that professional mathematicians possess more abstract and/or spatially very flexible numerical representations and therefore do not exhibit or do have a largely reduced default left-to-right spatial-numerical orientation as indexed by the SNARC effect, but we also discuss other possible accounts. We argue that this comparison with professional mathematicians also tells us about the nature of spatial-numerical associations in persons with much less mathematical expertise or knowledge. pl
dc.description.volume 80 pl
dc.description.number 4 pl
dc.description.points 25 pl
dc.description.publication 1,3 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s00426-015-0677-6 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1430-2772 pl
dc.title.journal Psychological Research pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.date.accession 2016-06-02 pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Psychologii pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Prawa i Administracji : Katedra Filozofii Prawa i Etyki Prawniczej pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY; inne; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0; pl
.pointsMNiSW [2016 A]: 25


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