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›› 2007, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (2): 319-325.

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The Module Theory of Children’s Spatial Reorientation
and Its Limitation

Wu Deli;Li Fuhong;Sun Hongjin;Li Hong   

  1. School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
  • Received:2006-06-15 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2007-03-15 Published:2007-03-15
  • Contact: Sun Hongjin


Children’s spatial reorientation was the ability of reorienting themselves and finding the hidden object after disorientation. This ability was similar to that of some nonhuman mammals (such as rats), all could only reorient in accord with the geometric information provided by the spatial environment, but could not reorient in accord with nongeometric information. The theory of geometric model insisted that it was some kind of geometric module in the cognition system of children and nonhuman mammals caused this phenomenon. However, many researches have put forward doubts that this viewpoint was too simple. Armed at these doubts, the theory of geometric module has been enriched and developed

Key words: children, spatial reorientation, geometric information, module

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