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Can language restructure cognition? The case for space
Frames of reference are coordinate systems used to compute and specify the location of objects with respect to other objects. These have long been thought of as innate concepts, built into ourExpand
Conformity to peer pressure in preschool children.
Both adults and adolescents often conform their behavior and opinions to peer groups, even when they themselves know better. The current study investigated this phenomenon in 24 groups of 4 childrenExpand
How does cognition evolve? Phylogenetic comparative psychology
Now more than ever animal studies have the potential to test hypotheses regarding how cognition evolves. Comparative psychologists have developed new techniques to probe the cognitive mechanismsExpand
Returning the tables: language affects spatial reasoning
Li and Gleitman (Turning the tables: language and spatial reasoning. Cognition, in press) seek to undermine a large-scale cross-cultural comparison of spatial language and cognition which claims toExpand
Evolutionary Psychology of Spatial Representations in the Hominidae
Comparatively little is known about the inherited primate background underlying human cognition, the human cognitive "wild-type." Yet it is possible to trace the evolution of human cognitiveExpand
Body-based senses enhance knowledge of directions in large-scale environments
Previous research has shown that inertial cues resulting from passive transport through a large environment do not necessarily facilitate acquiring knowledge about its layout. Here we examine whetherExpand
Great Apes' Risk-Taking Strategies in a Decision Making Task
We investigate decision-making behaviour in all four non-human great ape species. Apes chose between a safe and a risky option across trials of varying expected values. All species chose the safeExpand
The persistent sampling bias in developmental psychology: A call to action.
Psychology must confront the bias in its broad literature toward the study of participants developing in environments unrepresentative of the vast majority of the world's population. Here, we focusExpand
Keeping track of time: evidence for episodic-like memory in great apes
Episodic memory, as defined by Tulving, can be described in terms of behavioural elements (what, where and when information) but it is also accompained by an awareness of one’s past (chronesthesia)Expand
Aging and path integration skill: Kinesthetic and vestibular contributions to wayfinding
In a triangle completion task designed to assess path integration skill, younger and older adults performed similarly after being led, while blindfolded, along the route segments on foot, whichExpand