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How to rapidly construct a spatial–numerical representation in preliterate children (at least temporarily)

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PATRO, Katarzyna, Ursula FISCHER, Hans-Christoph NUERK, Ulrike CRESS, 2016. How to rapidly construct a spatial–numerical representation in preliterate children (at least temporarily). In: Developmental Science. 19(1), pp. 126-144. ISSN 1363-755X. eISSN 1467-7687. Available under: doi: 10.1111/desc.12296

@article{Patro2016-01rapid-45006, title={How to rapidly construct a spatial–numerical representation in preliterate children (at least temporarily)}, year={2016}, doi={10.1111/desc.12296}, number={1}, volume={19}, issn={1363-755X}, journal={Developmental Science}, pages={126--144}, author={Patro, Katarzyna and Fischer, Ursula and Nuerk, Hans-Christoph and Cress, Ulrike} }

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