@misc{cogprints805, volume = {62}, number = {1}, title = {Further evidence on the effect of symbolic distance on Stroop-like interference}, author = {Antonella Pavese and Carlo Umilt{\`a}}, year = {1999}, pages = {62--71}, journal = {Psychological Research/Psychologische Forschung}, keywords = {symbolic distance effect, Stroop interference, magnitude representation, number line, counting, subitizing, number processing.}, url = {http://cogprints.org/805/}, abstract = {Pavese and Umilt{\`a} found that, in an enumeration task, Stroop-like interference is larger when the digit identity is symbolically close to the enumeration response than when it is symbolically far. In two experiments testing 49 undergraduates, we further explored this phenomenon using Francolini and Egeth's paradigm. We found that symbolic distance affected interference even when the stimulus was briefly presented and masked. In Exp. 2, which tested numerosities outside the subitizing range, individuals used a different enumeration strategy but showed the same symbolic distance effect. These results support the hypothesis that Stroop interference found in enumeration tasks depends on a rapid and automatic activation of digits' magnitude representation.} }