Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Frontiers Research Foundation

Place of Publication

Lausanne, Switzerland

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Arts

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

20237

Comments

Originally published as: Speelman, C. P., & Muller-Townsend, K. L. (2015). Attaining automaticity in the visual numerosity task is not automatic. Frontiers in Psychology, 6(2015), 1744. Original article available here

Abstract

This experiment is a replication of experiments reported by Lassaline and Logan (1993) using the visual numerosity task. The aim was to replicate the transition from controlled to automatic processing reported by Lassaline and Logan (1993), and to examine the extent to which this result, reported with average group results, can be observed in the results of individuals within a group. The group results in this experiment did replicate those reported by Lassaline and Logan (1993) ; however, one half of the sample did not attain automaticity with the task, and one-third did not exhibit a transition from controlled to automatic processing. These results raise questions about the pervasiveness of automaticity, and the interpretation of group means when examining cognitive processes.

DOI

10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01744

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