The Child’s Representation of Space

  • Paul Harris


Other speakers have discussed the child’s difficulties in translating a mental representation into an external representation. I shall ask instead: what can we learn about the child’s mental representation of space from the way he acts in space or from the way in which he constructs an external representation? In particular, the child’s representation of the position of an object will be examined.


External Representation Spatial Code Perseverative Error Hide Object Canonical Orientation 
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