INSTRUCTION-DEPENDENT SNARC FOR COMPARISONS OF LINEARLY ORDERED SYMBOLIC STIMULI

  • Samuel Shaki
  • Craig Leth-Steensen

Abstract

In the present study, 45 participants first learned a linear ordering involving the names of siximaginary individuals assumed to differ in height. During both the learning and a subsequenttest phase, pairs of horizontally aligned names were presented and participants pressed aresponse key on the same side as the name that they thought was either the shorter or thetaller individual in the pair. Analyses of the comparison RT data for the pairs of individualswho were adjacent in the ordering revealed the presence of an interaction between the side ofresponse and the relative position of the pair within the ordering that reversed across eachform of the comparative instruction (i.e., instruction-dependent SNARC effects).
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