ERIC Number: EJ588462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Role of Motion in Children's Categorization of Objects.
Mak, Benise S. K.; Vera, Alonso H.
Cognition, v71 n1 pB11-B21 May 3 1999
Explored the role of motion versus shape in children's categorization of animal and non-animal kinds. Found that 4-year olds significantly used motion cues over shape cues to categorize objects. Seven-year olds and adults tended to use motion more than shape to categorize animals but not geometric figures. Findings support view that children are initially guided by motion in object categorization. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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