publication . Article . 2012

Short-term memory, executive control, and children's route learning

Purser, H. R.; Farran, E. K.; Courbois, Y.; Lemahieu, A.; Mellier, D.; Sockeel, P.; Blades, M.;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2012
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate route-learning ability in 67 children aged 5 to 11years and to relate route-learning performance to the components of Baddeley's model of working memory. Children carried out tasks that included measures of verbal and visuospatial short-term memory and executive control and also measures of verbal and visuospatial long-term memory; the route-learning task was conducted using a maze in a virtual environment. In contrast to previous research, correlations were found between both visuospatial and verbal memory tasks-the Corsi task, short-term pattern span, digit span, and visuospatial long-term memory-and route-learning perf...
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free text keywords: Age Factors, Child, Child Development, Child, Preschool, Executive Function, Female, Great Britain, Humans, Male, Maze Learning, Memory, Short-Term, Models, Psychological, Reaction Time, Regression Analysis, Space Perception
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