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Previous studies have shown that young children's immediate memory for a short series of drawings of objects is mediated by a visual component of working memory, whereas older children rely chiefly upon a phonological component. Three experiments investigated the hypothesis that older children rely also, but to a lesser extent, on visual working memory.(More)
Previous studies using unfamiliar laboratory tasks (e.g. Smyth & Pendleton, 1990) have shown that working memory for movements to targets external to the body (positional movements) is dissociable from working memory for movements made to recreate specific configurations of body parts (patterned movements). In Experiment 1 this dissociation is replicated(More)
Our apparently seamless experience of the spatial environment seems to be derived from information coded across a variety of spatial reference frameworks, each tied to the metric of a different sensory or motor system. A fundamental distinction is that between body-centered and environment-centered reference frameworks. This study reports the first clear(More)
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