Separation/connection procedures: From cleansing behavior to numerical cognition

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  • Arianna Felisatti
  • Martin H Fischer
  • Elena Kulkova
  • Katharina Kühne
  • Alexej Michirev

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Lee and Schwarz (L&S) suggest that separation is the grounded procedure underlying cleansing effects in different psychological domains. Here, we interpret L&S's account from a hierarchical view of cognition that considers the influence of physical properties and sensorimotor constraints on mental representations. This approach allows theoretical integration and generalization of L&S's account to the domain of formal quantitative reasoning.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere5
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 18.02.2021

ID: 5602123

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