Self-motion perception influences number processing: evidence from a parity task

Hartmann, Matthias; Farkas, Réka; Mast, Fred W. (2012). Self-motion perception influences number processing: evidence from a parity task. Cognitive Processing, 13(Suppl. 1), pp. 189-192. Springer-Verlag 10.1007/s10339-012-0484-6

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We investigated the role of horizontal body motion on the processing of numbers. We hypothesized that leftward self-motion leads to shifts in spatial attention and therefore facilitates the processing of small numbers, and vice versa, we expected that rightward self-motion facilitates the processing of large numbers. Participants were displaced by means of a motion platform during a parity judgment task. We found a systematic influence of self-motion direction on number processing, suggesting that the processing of numbers is intertwined with the processing of self-motion perception. The results differed from known spatial numerical compatibility effects in that self-motion exerted a differential influence on inner and outer numbers of the given interval. The results highlight the involvement of sensory body motion information in higher-order spatial cognition.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology
10 Strategic Research Centers > Center for Cognition, Learning and Memory (CCLM)

UniBE Contributor:

Hartmann, Matthias; Farkas, Réka and Mast, Fred

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1612-4790

Publisher:

Springer-Verlag

Language:

English

Submitter:

Matthias Maalouli-Hartmann

Date Deposited:

11 Apr 2014 13:46

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2018 14:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10339-012-0484-6

PubMed ID:

22802038

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.43474

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/43474

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