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Title: The automatic processing of symbolic numerical magnitudes : EEG studies
Author: Hsu, Y.-F.
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2010
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Abstract:
The present study aimed to investigate the temporal characteristics of the neural mechanisms involved in the automatic processing of symbolic numerical magnitudes using electroencephalography (EEG), a neuroimaging method with high temporal resolution on the millisecond (ms) scale. I used two paradigms, the same-different judgment paradigm and the numerical adaptation paradigm, which enabled the examination of the automatic processing of symbolic numerical magnitudes when numbers are irrelevant to participants’ tasks at hand. It was found in both paradigms that the automatic link between signs and cardinalities in the brain occurred at around 200 ms with a perceptual-to-conceptual progression. Since the same-different judgment paradigm and the numerical adaptation paradigm appear well-suited for examining the neural correlates to automatic processing of symbolic numerical magnitudes, the findings of the present study serve as a starting point for the research on how this system changes over the course of development and learning.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.604681  DOI: Not available
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