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Indirect landmark use at 6 months of age in a spatial orientation task.

Lew, A. R. and Crowther, L. A. and Foster, K. A. and Green, M. (2004) Indirect landmark use at 6 months of age in a spatial orientation task. Infant Behavior and Development, 27 (1). pp. 81-90. ISSN 0163-6383

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Abstract

It was hypothesized that 6-month-old infants may be able to use indirect landmarks to locate a goal if (a) the landmarks are sufficiently distinctive and (b) the goal location is between landmarks, rather than on the opposite side of the space as was used in earlier research. Six-month-old infants were tested in a peekaboo paradigm in which they had to turn to a target location after displacement to a novel position. Infants looked to the goal location significantly more in a beacon and an indirect landmarks condition relative to a control and a single landmark condition. These results are discussed in terms of current theories of spatial development.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Infant Behavior and Development
Additional Information: Lew was senior author, designed study, analysed data, wrote manuscript. Lew was PI on BBSRC grant (89/S15386) that funded the research. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Psychology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Infancy ; Spatial orientation ; Landmarks
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 3596
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 10 Mar 2008 14:10
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:55
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3596

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