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Oral
July 29, 2016 10:20 - 11:50

Saccadic Research on Mathematical High-Proficiency and Low-Proficiency Students' Number Processing under the Conditions of Endogenous and Exogenous Attention

[Speaker] Pan, Yun:1
[Co-author] Wu, Lanlan:1, Han, Xiaohong:1, Luo, Yeshuang:1, Huang, Yu:1, Liu, Yu:1
1:Guizhou Normal University (China (People's Republic of China))

Abstract: In present study, endogenous and exogenous experimental paradigms were used to investigate mathematical high-proficiency and low-proficiency students' number processing in attended or unattended conditions. The stimuli were small numbers (1-4) and large numbers (6-9) in Arabic. Subjects' task was to decide whether the presented number was larger or smaller than 5.The results showed that: (1) in attended conditions of endogenous and exogenous cues, there were significant number distance effects both mathematical high-proficiency and low-proficiency students, but mathematical high-proficiency students' effect more significant than low-proficiency students. (2) in unattended conditions of endogenous cues, there were significant number distance effects in mathematical high-proficiency students. However, for mathematical low-proficiency students, there was just significant distance effect of small numbers, not for large numbers. (3) in unattended conditions of exogenous cues, there were significant number distance effects in mathematical high-proficiency students, but not for mathematical low-proficiency students.
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