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Symbols in numbers: From numerals to magnitude information

  • Oliver Lindemann (a1), Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer (a1) and Harold Bekkering (a1)
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A dual-code model of number processing needs to take into account the difference between a number symbol and its meaning. The transition of automatic non-abstract number representations into intentional abstract representations could be conceptualized as a translation of perceptual asemantic representations of numerals into semantic representations of the associated magnitude information. The controversy about the nature of number representations should be thus related to theories on embodied grounding of symbols.

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