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How Visuo-Spatial Mental Imagery Develops: Image Generation and Maintenance.
Two experiments examined the nature of visuo-spatial mental imagery generation and maintenance in 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-year old children and adults (N = 211). The key questions were how image generation and maintenance develop ...
Process dissociation of familiarity and recollection in children: response deadline affects recollection but not familiarity.
According to dual-process theories, recollection (slow and associated with contextual details) and familiarity (fast and automatic) are two independent processes underlying recognition memory. An adapted version of the ...
Referrals to a regional allergy clinic - an eleven year audit.
BACKGROUND: Allergy is a serious and apparently increasing public health problem yet relatively little is known about the types of allergy seen in routine tertiary practice, including their spatial distribution, co-occurrence ...
Bend it like Beckham: embodying the motor skills of famous athletes.
Observing an action activates the same representations as does the actual performance of the action. Here we show for the first time that the action system can also be activated in the complete absence of action perception. ...
Communicative and linguistic development in preterm children: a longitudinal study from 12 to 24 months.
BACKGROUND: Research conducted on preterm children's linguistic skills has provided varying pictures, and the question of whether and to what extent preterm children are delayed in early language acquisition remains largely ...
Dyslexia and reasoning: the importance of visual processes.
Recent research has suggested that individuals with dyslexia rely on explicit visuospatial representations for syllogistic reasoning while most non-dyslexics opt for an abstract verbal strategy. This paper investigates the ...
The effects of rhythm and melody on auditory stream segregation.
While many studies have assessed the efficacy of similarity-based cues for auditory stream segregation, much less is known about whether and how the larger-scale structure of sound sequences support stream formation and ...
Neural Tuning Functions Underlie Both Generalization and Interference.
In sports, the role of backswing is considered critical for generating a good shot, even though it plays no direct role in hitting the ball. We recently demonstrated the scientific basis of this phenomenon by showing that ...
Speech development: toddlers don't mind getting it wrong.
A recent study has found that toddlers do not compensate for an artificial alteration in a vowel they hear themselves producing. This raises questions about how young children learn speech sounds.
The effect of contextual cues on the encoding of motor memories.
Several studies have shown that sensory contextual cues can reduce the interference observed during learning of opposing force fields. However, because each study examined a small set of cues, often in a unique paradigm, ...