Incidental memory for format of presentation of number stimuli: evidence from monolinguals and bilinguals. Academic Article uri icon


  • Are numerical stimuli represented in an abstract code or is information about surface format preserved in memory? Three experiments bearing on this issue are reported. All used an incidental recall procedure. Two experiments examined memory for numeral versus word format in monolinguals and the third examined memory for words in the first versus second language of Spanish-English bilinguals. Across all studies, memory for format of number presentation was above chance and was as high as 76% under certain conditions. Implications for number representation are discussed.

published proceedings

  • Brain Cogn

author list (cited authors)

  • Vaid, J., & Frenck-Mestre, C. A.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Vaid, J||Frenck-Mestre, CA

publication date

  • November 1991