A modular geometric mechanism for reorientation in children.

  title={A modular geometric mechanism for reorientation in children.},
  author={Sang Ah Lee and Elizabeth S. Spelke},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  volume={61 2},
Although disoriented young children reorient themselves in relation to the shape of the surrounding surface layout, cognitive accounts of this ability vary. The present paper tests three theories of reorientation: a snapshot theory based on visual image-matching computations, an adaptive combination theory proposing that diverse environmental cues to orientation are weighted according to their experienced reliability, and a modular theory centering on encapsulated computations of the shape of… CONTINUE READING