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ERIC Number: EJ890911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0965
Seven-Month-Olds Detect Ordinal Numerical Relationships within Temporal Sequences
Picozzi, Marta; de Hevia, Maria Dolores; Girelli, Luisa; Cassia, Viola Macchi
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, v107 n3 p359-367 Nov 2010
Previous evidence has shown that 11-month-olds represent ordinal relations between purely numerical values, whereas younger infants require a confluence of numerical and non-numerical cues. In this study, we show that when multiple featural cues (i.e., color and shape) are provided, 7-month-olds detect reversals in the ordinal direction of numerical sequences relying solely on number when non-numerical quantitative cues are controlled. These results provide evidence for the influence of featural information and multiple cue integration on infants' proneness to detect ordinal numerical information. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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