A colorful walk on the mental number line: Striving for the right direction

Roi Cohen Kadosh, Joseph Tzelgov, Avishai Henik

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5 Scopus citations


Verguts and Van Opstal [Verguts, T., & Van Opstal, F. (2008). A colorful walk, but is it on the mental number line? Reply to Cohen Kadosh, Tzelgov, and Henik, Cognition, 106, 558-563] cleverly explained the results of Cohen Kadosh, Tzelgov, and Henik [Cohen Kadosh, R., Tzelgov, J., & Henik, A. (2008). A synesthetic walk on the mental number line: The size effect, Cognition, 106, 548-557] as a result of different association strength between the size of a number and its color in synesthesia. Here we present three challenges to their alternative explanation, and support our original suggestion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)564-567
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • Mental number line
  • Size effect
  • Synesthesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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