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

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Journal publication date02/2004
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Journal number1
Volume27
Number of pages10
Pages81-90
Original languageEnglish

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.

Bibliographic note

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