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Apprentissage temporel chez des enfants ages de 4 1/2 et 6 ans: role d'une horloge externe.

Studied the influence of an external temporal stimulus on young children's performance in a delayed response learning (DRL) program. Human Ss: 24 normal male and female French preschool children (aged 4.5 yrs) (nursery school students); 24 normal male and female French preschool children (aged 6 yrs) (nursery school students). Ss participated in a DRL program involving 10-sec response delays. Half of Ss in each group were trained in the presence of an external temporal stimulus (a series of light bulbs lit in succession from left to right during the response delay), while the other half were not exposed to this temporal stimulus. Intergroup differences in learning performances were analyzed. In addition, Ss were interviewed with regard to their approach to the task, and developmental differences in the use of the temporal stimulus were determined. (English abstract) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)