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Processes underlying young children's spatial orientation during movement. / Bremner, Gavin; Knowles, L. S.; Andreasen, G.

In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Vol. 57, No. 3, 06.1994, p. 355-376.

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Bremner, G, Knowles, LS & Andreasen, G 1994, 'Processes underlying young children's spatial orientation during movement', Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 355-376. https://doi.org/10.1006/jecp.1994.1017

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Bremner, G., Knowles, L. S., & Andreasen, G. (1994). Processes underlying young children's spatial orientation during movement. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 57(3), 355-376. https://doi.org/10.1006/jecp.1994.1017

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Bremner G, Knowles LS, Andreasen G. Processes underlying young children's spatial orientation during movement. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 1994 Jun;57(3):355-376. https://doi.org/10.1006/jecp.1994.1017

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Bremner, Gavin ; Knowles, L. S. ; Andreasen, G. / Processes underlying young children's spatial orientation during movement. In: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 1994 ; Vol. 57, No. 3. pp. 355-376.

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