Perceiving numbers causes spatial shifts of attention

Martin H. Fischer, Alan D. Castel, Michael D. Dodd, Jay Pratt

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Abstract

Number symbols are part of our everyday visual world. Here we show that merely looking at numbers causes a shift in covert attention to the left or right side, depending upon the number's magnitude. This observation implies obligatory activation of number meaning and signals a tight coupling of internal and external representations of space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-556
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003

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Perceiving numbers causes spatial shifts of attention. / Fischer, Martin H.; Castel, Alan D.; Dodd, Michael D.; Pratt, Jay.

In: Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 6, No. 6, 01.06.2003, p. 555-556.

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Fischer, MH, Castel, AD, Dodd, MD & Pratt, J 2003, 'Perceiving numbers causes spatial shifts of attention', Nature Neuroscience, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 555-556. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn1066
Fischer, Martin H. ; Castel, Alan D. ; Dodd, Michael D. ; Pratt, Jay. / Perceiving numbers causes spatial shifts of attention. In: Nature Neuroscience. 2003 ; Vol. 6, No. 6. pp. 555-556.
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