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dc.contributor.authorFumarola, Antoniaen
dc.contributor.authorPrpic, Valteren
dc.contributor.authorFornasier, Deannaen
dc.contributor.authorSartoretto, Flavioen
dc.contributor.authorAgostini, Tizianoen
dc.contributor.authorUmilta, Carloen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-25T09:53:17Z
dc.date.available2018-01-25T09:53:17Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-05
dc.identifier.citationFumarola, A., Prpic, V., Fornasier, D., Sartoretto, F., Agostini, T. and Umiltà, C., (2016) The Spatial Representation of Angles. Perception, 45(11), pp.1320-1330.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/15106
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link
dc.description.abstractWe investigated whether angle magnitude, similarly to numerical quantities (i.e., the spatial-numerical association of response codes effect), is associated to the side of response execution. In addition, we investigated whether this association has the properties of a spatially oriented mental line, since angles are taught in a right-to-left progression. We tested two groups of participants: civil engineering students (high familiarity with angles) and psychology students (low familiarity with angles). In Experiment 1, participants were asked to judge the continuity of the angles’ arms (continuous vs. dashed). Magnitude of the angles was task-irrelevant. In Experiment 2, they were asked to judge whether the presented angles were smaller or larger than a right angle (90 ). Therefore, the angle magnitude was relevant for performing the task. Overall, engineering students responded faster with their left hand to large angles and with their right hand to small angles. Conversely, psychology students did not show any reliable differences between left- and right-hand responses. In the case of engineering students, the spatial association has a right-to-left (counter clockwise) direction, suggesting the influence of education and practice on the mental representation of angle magnitude.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.subjectspatial-numerical association of response codesen
dc.subjectanglesen
dc.subjectmagnitudeen
dc.subjectspatial response compatibilityen
dc.subjectnumber processingen
dc.titleThe Spatial Representation of Anglesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0301006616661915
dc.researchgroupPsychologyen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2016-05-11en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Psychological Scienceen
dc.exception.ref2021codes252cen


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