Abstraction is instrumental for our understanding of how numbers are cognitively represented. We propose that the notion of abstraction becomes testable from within the framework of simulated cognition. We describe mental simulation as embodied, grounded, and situated cognition, and report evidence for number representation at each of these levels of abstraction.

dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X09990811, hdl.handle.net/1765/17391
Behavioral and Brain Sciences: an international journal of current research and theory with open peer commentary
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Myachykov, A, Platenburg, W.P.A, & Fischer, M.A. (2009). Non-abstractness as mental simulation in the representation of number. Behavioral and Brain Sciences: an international journal of current research and theory with open peer commentary (Vol. 32, pp. 343–344). doi:10.1017/S0140525X09990811