The Reversed Neighborhood Effects in Mental Arithmetic of Spoken Mandarin Number Words
Mingliang Zhang, Jiwei Si, Xiaowen Zhu
DOI: 10.4236/psych.2012.31009   PDF   HTML     4,262 Downloads   6,913 Views   Citations


In the present study, under the spoken Mandarin number words format, we employed verification tasks to investigate the neighborhood effects in single-digit multiplication. The results revealed that, in the Arabic digits format condition, the neighborhood effects like as the former studies discovered is natural, however, the unexpected reversed neighborhood effects were found in the spoken Mandarin number words format. Specifically, RTs of higher neighborhood effects multiplication problems were longer than lower neigh- borhood effects.

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Zhang, M. , Si, J. & Zhu, X. (2012). The Reversed Neighborhood Effects in Mental Arithmetic of Spoken Mandarin Number Words. Psychology, 3, 57-61. doi: 10.4236/psych.2012.31009.

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