The mental number line in depth revealed by vection

Takeharu Seno, Shuichiro Taya, Hiroyuki Ito, Shoji Sunaga

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Abstract

To explore how numbers are represented in depth in our mental space, we asked participants to sequentially speak random numbers while they observed forward/backward vection. We found that participants tended to generate larger numbers when they perceived backward self-motion. The results suggest that numerical magnitudes were topographically mapped onto our mental space from front to rear in an ascending order.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1244
Number of pages4
JournalPerception
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 5
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence

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