Heuristics of reasoning and analogy in children's visual perspective taking.

@article{Yaniv1990HeuristicsOR,
  title={Heuristics of reasoning and analogy in children's visual perspective taking.},
  author={Itzhak Yaniv and Marilyn Shatz},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1990},
  volume={61 5},
  pages={1491-501}
}
We propose that children's reasoning about others' visual perspectives is guided by simple heuristics based on a perceiver's line of sight and salient features of the object met by that line. In 3 experiments employing a 2-perceiver analogy task, children aged 3-6 were generally better able to reproduce a perceiver's perspective if a visual cue in the perceiver's line of sight sufficed to distinguish it from alternatives. Children had greater difficulty when the task hinged on attending to… CONTINUE READING