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   2012, Vol. 20 Issue (1) : 65-74     DOI:
研究前沿 |
The Probability and the Mental Representation
CHEN Ya-Lin;LIU Chang;ZHANG Xiao-Jiang
(Lab of Cognitive Neuroscience and School of Educational Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097, China)
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Abstract  Probability is an expression of uncertainty. Recent research found that likely events are tend to represent by their abstract and essential features, whereas unlikely events are tent to represent by their concrete and incidental features. In corresponding, activating abstract construals will reduce the probability estimates of the events, whereas concrete representations will increase the probability estimates. Moreover, the predictive relation between cue and outcome in the training period can also affect the probability estimates. Future research should investigate why probability can affect the construal level of events, the adjustment of raw value and the combinatorial probability estimates, and the inner mechanism of these phenomenon.
Keywords probability      representation      mental distance      mental construal      decision making     
Corresponding Authors: LIU Chang   
Issue Date: 12 January 2012
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CHEN Ya-Lin,LIU Chang,ZHANG Xiao-Jiang. The Probability and the Mental Representation[J]. , 2012, 20(1): 65-74.
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