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What changes in children's drawing procedures? Relational complexity as a constraint on representational redescription

Phillips, S. and Halford, G. S. and Wilson, W. H. (1998) What changes in children's drawing procedures? Relational complexity as a constraint on representational redescription. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

Children's ability to modify their drawing procedures changes in their first decade. Young children make size/shape changes and end-of-sequence insertions/deletions of drawing elements. Older children also make middle-of-sequence insertions/deletions and position/orientation changes in drawing elements. Why do modifications occur in this order? We argue that older children's modifications require processing ternary relations, which according to a relational complexity theory, is beyond the working memory capacity of young children.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:representational redescription, association, relation, relational complexity, transitive inference, childrensdrawings, arity, cognitive load, ternary relations, feedforward network, recurrent network, tensor network, implicit representation, explicit representation
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Complexity Theory
Computer Science > Neural Nets
Psychology > Developmental Psychology
ID Code:765
Deposited By:Phillips, Steven
Deposited On:10 Dec 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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