Numerical representations: Abstract or supramodal? Some may be spatial

Giuseppe Vallar, Luisa Girelli

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The target article undermines the existence of a shared unitary numerical format, illustrating a variety of representations. The "abstract"/"not-abstract" dichotomy does not capture their specific features. These representations are "supramodal" with respect to the sensory modality of the stimulus, and independent of its specific notation, with a main role of spatial codes, both related and unrelated to the mental number line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-355
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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