ERIC Number: EJ849110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
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Reference Count: 111
Spelke, Elizabeth S.; Kinzler, Katherine D.
Developmental Science, v10 n1 p89-96 Jan 2007
Human cognition is founded, in part, on four systems for representing objects, actions, number, and space. It may be based, as well, on a fifth system for representing social partners. Each system has deep roots in human phylogeny and ontogeny, and it guides and shapes the mental lives of adults. Converging research on human infants, non-human primates, children and adults in diverse cultures can aid both understanding of these systems and attempts to overcome their limits.
Descriptors: Infants, Knowledge Level, Cognitive Development, Animals, Adults, Children, Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Differences, Spatial Ability, Visual Stimuli, Visual Perception, Number Concepts, Behavior, Developmental Psychology
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