The origin of spatial-numerical association

Wai Lan Winnie CHAN, Tin Yau Terry WONG

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Numbers are associated with space. Is such association due to the quantity or ordinal aspect of numbers? Kindergarteners exhibited spatial-numerical association with ordinal numbers but not with non-numerical quantities, pointing to the ordinal aspect of numbers as the origin of spatial-numerical association.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


Chan, W. W. L., & Wong, T. T.-Y. (2015, March). The origin of spatial-numerical association. Paper presented at The International Convention of Psychological Science, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Netherlands.


  • Cognitive science