THE EFFECT OF A SIMPLE TRAINING PROCEDURE ON THE JUDGMENT OF VISUAL NUMBER.
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLL SOUTH HADLEY MASS PSYCHOPHYSICAL RESEARCH UNIT
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CONCLUSIONS Accuracy of judging number can be improved by a simple training procedure. The effect of this training upon accuracy is almost immediate. Most of the possible improvement is made after a very short training period. Training improves the estimates of both those individuals who tend to overestimate and those who tend to underestimate number. After a period as long as eight months without further practice or training, people still judge number more accurately than before training. The effects of training seem to last for a relatively long time. Author
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