Pushing forward in embodied cognition: May we mouse the mathematical mind?

Fischer, Martin H.; Hartmann, Matthias (2014). Pushing forward in embodied cognition: May we mouse the mathematical mind? Frontiers in psychology, 5(1315), pp. 1-4. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01315

[img]
Preview
Text
fpsyg-05-01315.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution (CC-BY).

Download (307kB) | Preview

Freely available software has popularized “mousetracking” to study cognitive processing; this involves the on-line recording of cursor positions while participants move a computer mouse to indicate their choice. Movement trajectories of the cursor can then be reconstructed off-line to assess the efficiency of responding in time and across space. Here we focus on the process of selecting among alternative numerical responses. Several studies have recently measured the mathematical mind with cursor movements while people decided about number magnitude or parity, computed sums or differences, or simply located numbers on a number line. After some general methodological considerations about mouse tracking we discuss several conceptual concerns that become particularly evident when “mousing” the mathematical mind.

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

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1664-1078

Publisher:

Frontiers Research Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Laura Wantz

Date Deposited:

25 Mar 2015 13:28

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2015 11:08

Publisher DOI:

10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01315

Uncontrolled Keywords:

mousetracking, numerical cognition, SNARC effect, trajectories, on-line processing

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.65720

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/65720

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback