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ERIC Number: EJ626971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Language, Space, and the Development of Cognitive Flexibility in Humans: The Case of Two Spatial Memory Tasks.
Hermer-Vazques, Linda; Moffet, Anne; Munkholm, Paul
Cognition, v79 n3 p263-99 May 2001
Three experiments explored change toward more flexible reliance on combinations of spatial and nonspatial landmark information to reorient oneself. Identified 5-7 years as age for this developmental change. Results suggest that language production skills play a causal role in allowing humans to construct novel representations rapidly, which can then be used to transcend limits of phylogenetically older cognitive processes. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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