Judgments of learning in horizontal space
Judgements of learning are subjective estimations about the future recovery of a recently learned piece of information. They might be based on valid cues and therefore be predictors of future performance, or, based on invalid cues and no reflect it. Embodied cognition research showed that we have internalized a numerical scale for which, in the horizontal line, lower numbers are represented on the left and higher numbers on the right. Our aim was to investigate if the spatial numerical distribution on the horizontal space is reflected on metacognitive judgements, specifically, on judgments of learning, JOLs. Participants provided JOLs for words presented either on the left or on the right side of a screen. After a distractor task, participants completed a recognition test. Bayesian analysis showed that JOL´s were not influenced by the place of presentation, neither the later recognition memory test. Our results support previous research about JOL´s and vertical space, strengthening the conclusion that JOLs are a more deliberative process in which the spatial numerical distribution influence fades away.