Young children's use of features to reorient is more than just associative: further evidence against a modular view of spatial processing.

@article{Newcombe2010YoungCU,
  title={Young children's use of features to reorient is more than just associative: further evidence against a modular view of spatial processing.},
  author={Nora S. Newcombe and Kristin Ratliff and Wendy L. Shallcross and Alexandra D. Twyman},
  journal={Developmental science},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={213-20}
}
Proponents of a geometric module have argued that instances of young children's use of features as well as geometry to reorient can be explained by a two-stage process. In this model, only the first stage is a true reorientation, accomplished by using geometric information alone; features are considered in a second stage using association (Lee, Shusterman & Spelke, 2006). This account is contradicted by the data from two experiments. Experiment 1a sets the stage for Experiment 1b by showing… CONTINUE READING