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Ouwehand, Kim; Dijkstra, Katinka; van Gog, Tamara; Paas, Fred – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2019
We investigated whether finger pointing toward picture locations can be used as an external cognitive control tool to guide attention and compensate for the immature cognitive control functions in children compared with young adults. Item and source memory performance was compared for picture-location pairs that were either semantically congruent…
Descriptors: Pictorial Stimuli, Nonverbal Communication, Memory, Children
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Dolscheid, Sarah; Verlage, Heiko – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2019
People associate numbers and horizontal space. This association has been demonstrated by the so-called SNARC (Spatial-Numerical Association of Response Codes)-effect, with Western participants responding faster to larger numbers with their right hand and vice versa for smaller numbers. SNARC-like effects have also been reported for preschoolers.…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Numbers, Correlation, Spatial Ability