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Singing numbers... In cognitive space

Singing numbers... In cognitive space

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  • M.H. Fischer
  • M. Riello
  • E. Rusconi
  • B.L. Giordano

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Mathematical Practice and Cognition
Subtitle of host publicationA Symposium at the AISB 2010 Convention
PublisherSociety for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010


We assessed the automaticity of spatial-numerical and spatial-musical associations with a dual-task paradigm. Participants performed magnitude and pitch comparisons on sung numbers with variable pitch. Concomitant tasks required retention of either colour or location information. Results suggest that spatial associations of both magnitude and pitch are resource-dependent and that the spatial association for pitch is more powerful than that for magnitude.

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