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The Role of Perceptual Processes in Infant Addition/Subtraction Experiments. / Slater, Alan M.; Bremner, J. Gavin; Johnson, Scott P.; Hayes, Rachel A.

Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions. ed. / Lisa Oakes; Cara Carshon; Marianella Casasola; David Rakison. Oxford University Press Inc, 2011.

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Slater, AM, Bremner, JG, Johnson, SP & Hayes, RA 2011, The Role of Perceptual Processes in Infant Addition/Subtraction Experiments. in L Oakes, C Carshon, M Casasola & D Rakison (eds), Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions. Oxford University Press Inc. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.003.0005

APA

Slater, A. M., Bremner, J. G., Johnson, S. P., & Hayes, R. A. (2011). The Role of Perceptual Processes in Infant Addition/Subtraction Experiments. In L. Oakes, C. Carshon, M. Casasola, & D. Rakison (Eds.), Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions Oxford University Press Inc. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.003.0005

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Slater AM, Bremner JG, Johnson SP, Hayes RA. The Role of Perceptual Processes in Infant Addition/Subtraction Experiments. In Oakes L, Carshon C, Casasola M, Rakison D, editors, Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions. Oxford University Press Inc. 2011 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366709.003.0005

Author

Slater, Alan M. ; Bremner, J. Gavin ; Johnson, Scott P. ; Hayes, Rachel A. / The Role of Perceptual Processes in Infant Addition/Subtraction Experiments. Infant Perception and Cognition: Recent Advances, Emerging Theories, and Future Directions. editor / Lisa Oakes ; Cara Carshon ; Marianella Casasola ; David Rakison. Oxford University Press Inc, 2011.

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