A new approach to the study of subitizing as distinct enumeration processing

  • This paper presents a new methodology for examining the phenomenon of subitizing. Subjects were presented with a standard numerosity-detection task but for a range of presentation times to allow Task-Accuracy Functions to be computed for individual subjects. The data appear to show a continuous change in processing for numerosities from 2 to 5 when the data are aggregated across subjects. At the level of individual subjects, there appear to be qualitative shifts in enumeration processing after 3 or 4 objects. The approach used in this experiment may be used to test the claim that subitizing is a distinct enumeration process that can be used for small numbers of objects.

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Author:Tony Simon, Angel Cabrera, Reinhold KlieglORCiDGND
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 168)
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:1993
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2010/01/26
Source:Proceedings of the fifteenth annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society : June 18 to 21, 1993 ; Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado-Boulder. - Hillsdale, NJ [u.a.] : Erlbaum, 1993, S. 929-934 ISBN 0-8058-1487-6
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht