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Comparing motor imagery and verbal rehearsal strategies in children's ability to follow spoken instructions
Yang, Tian-xiao1,2; Allen, Richard J.3; Waterman, Amanda H.3; Zhang, Shi-yu4; Su, Xiao-min1,2; Chan, Raymond C. K.1,2
First AuthorYang, Tian-xiao
Correspondent Emailyangtx@psych.ac.cn (t.-x. yang)
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Abstract

The ability to follow spoken instructions is critical for children's learning in school and relies on the storage and processing of information in working memory. This study compared the effects of two encoding strategies (motor imagery and verbal rehearsal) on children's ability to follow spoken instructions in a working memory paradigm. A total of 146 children aged 7-12 years completed an instruction span task. In this task, children listened to a series of action-object commands and encoded them by either motor imagery or verbal rehearsal. They then attempted to recall the sequence in serial order by either enacted recall or verbal recall. Overall, children's ability to follow spoken instructions increased with age. In all age groups, children showed superior recall of instructions when they imagined the actions compared with verbal rehearsal of the actions during encoding, and this benefit of motor imagery was similar for verbal recall and enacted recall. Younger children reported motor imagery as more helpful than verbal rehearsal for remembering instructions, whereas older children considered verbal rehearsal as more useful. The study provides novel evidence for motor imagery as a superior strategy (relative to verbal rehearsal) for remembering spoken instructions in school-age children. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

KeywordWorking memory Motor imagery Verbal rehearsal Following instructions Enactment Development
2021-03-01
DOI10.1016/j.jecp.2020.105033
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY
ISSN0022-0965
Volume203Pages:18
Subtype实证研究
Indexed BySCI
Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[31400873] ; CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
WOS KeywordWORKING-MEMORY ; PERCEPTION ; ENACTMENT ; KNOWLEDGE ; RECALL
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Developmental ; Psychology, Experimental
WOS IDWOS:000608407900007
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/38421
Collection中国科学院心理健康重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorYang, Tian-xiao
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Neuropsychol & Appl Cognit Neurosci Lab, CAS Key Lab Mental Hlth, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Dept Psychol, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Univ Leeds, Sch Psychol, Leeds LS2 9JT, W Yorkshire, England
4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Life Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
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Yang, Tian-xiao,Allen, Richard J.,Waterman, Amanda H.,et al. Comparing motor imagery and verbal rehearsal strategies in children's ability to follow spoken instructions[J]. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY,2021,203:18.
APA Yang, Tian-xiao,Allen, Richard J.,Waterman, Amanda H.,Zhang, Shi-yu,Su, Xiao-min,&Chan, Raymond C. K..(2021).Comparing motor imagery and verbal rehearsal strategies in children's ability to follow spoken instructions.JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY,203,18.
MLA Yang, Tian-xiao,et al."Comparing motor imagery and verbal rehearsal strategies in children's ability to follow spoken instructions".JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY 203(2021):18.
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