Developmental changes in the relative weighting of geometric and experience-dependent location cues

Hund, Alycia M. and Spencer, John P. (2003) Developmental changes in the relative weighting of geometric and experience-dependent location cues. Journal of Cognition and Development, 4 (1). pp. 3-38. ISSN 1524-8372

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Abstract

According to the category adjustment model of location estimation, children's responses are biased toward spatial prototypes, and these biases increase under conditions of uncertainty. Consistent with the model, 6- and 11-year-olds' biases toward prototypes increased across delays, especially for locations far from prototypes. Response biases also varied systematically with target frequency; however, responses were not always biased toward prototypes. In Experiment 1, 6-year-olds' responses to an infrequent target near the category boundary were biased toward a frequent target in an adjacent category. In Experiment 2, biases toward a frequent target were evident near prototypes. Both categorical information and children's experience with locations influence location estimates. Moreover, children's selective weighting of competing location cues changes between 6 and 11 years.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 17:02
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2018 14:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55274
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