When a participant found the matching animal, the participant took both sheets, and another participant on the same team turned over another pair of sheets.
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When a participant failed to obtain a match, another participant attempted to obtain a match. The team with the highest number of matching sheets won the game. The children were provided with a set of pictures, including a a subject a child or an animal , b a goal target e. For the first 8 trials, the path was unambiguous, whereas the last 3 trials showed a high level of complexity and some dead ends. A leader was selected among the children. All other children were required to place themselves in front of the leader.
The leader verbally instructed the participants to move forward, backward, to the left, or to the right. The participants who got the order wrong were out of the game. The last player left became the leader of the following game session. The players were divided into pairs comprising one player guiding i. At the end of each turn, the players traded places. Only directional e. The first pair to find the object could hide it during the following turn and decide which pair should have the blindfolded navigator.
The children were divided into teams. The teacher built a path, and each team, in turn, had to follow it. The team that completed the path the fastest won the game. Each child received a balloon to juggle. The first children were allowed to juggle with any part of the body. After this initial phase, the children were instructed to juggle with a specific part of the body e. The child who kept the balloon for the longest time won the game. The players on each team formed a line, and the first player of each line had a balloon.
The team whose balloon reached the last player first won the game. A hoop was given to the first player of the line. The team that reached the last player first won the game.
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The children were provided with a set of 10 sheets where a a target flower in the center of the sheet and b three test flowers below the target item Supplementary Figure 1D were depicted. Only one of the three test flowers corresponded to the target. The children were required to find the correct flower among the test flowers. The children were divided into teams or small groups and were invited to navigate through the school e.
When they returned to the classroom, they were instructed to draw a map of the path they had taken.
They were also required to answer questions regarding the details on their map. The team that drew the best map and answered the most questions won the game. We tested verbal comprehension of spatial locatives using the Test for Reception of Grammar TROG: Bishop, ; Italian version: Chilosi and Cipriani, , which assesses grammatical comprehension from age 4 to adulthood.
Each test stimulus is presented in a four-picture, multiple-choice format with lexical and grammatical foils. The grammatical complexity increases consistently from locative structure to active, passive, negative, dative and relative clauses. The participants' task was to select the picture that matched a sentence spoken by the examiner; in the case of errors, the sentence was repeated.
The score was 0 if the answer was immediately correct, 0. It has been used for experimental and clinical purposes Piccardi et al. The WalCT is set up in an empty room. This test is scaled to the standard CBT. The starting point is the black square located outside the layout. In the WalCT, the examiner walks and stops on a series of squares. The subject must walk, reach different locations and reproduce the sequence demonstrated by the examiner.
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In this study, two aspects of topographical long-term memory were assessed, based on the results of a previous study Piccardi et al. In the TL, the children had to learn a fixed supra-span sequence, which was calculated according to their chronological age by considering the span plus 2 according to the median span sample of Piccardi et al. Specifically, 4-year-old children had to learn a 4-block sequence because the median span was 1.
In each trial, the number of correct black squares reproduced in the sequence was calculated for the final score, but no feedback regarding performance correctness was provided. The learning criterion indicating that learning was achieved corresponds to three consecutive correct sequence reproductions; if the child did not achieve the learning criterion, the sequence was repeated for a maximum of 18 trials.
The learning score was calculated by attributing one point for each square correctly walked until the criterion was achieved; the score corresponding to the correct performance of the remaining trials was added to this score up to the 18th; maximum score: After 5 min, the TDR was administered. The examiner instructed each participant to reproduce the previously learned four-block sequence in a single attempt.
The score represented the number of squares correctly reproduced. At the end of the L-WalCT, the children were shown 6 items on an A4 sheet 3 landmarks and 3 distractors. They had to indicate which of the landmarks were present in the L-WalCT landmark recognition. An individual's score corresponded to the sum of correct responses maximum score: 6. This task may be considered as tapping into landmark knowledge Siegel and White, The children were subsequently instructed to place small pictures depicting 3 landmarks on an outline of the WalCT as they experienced them during the administration of the WalCT landmark location.
In this case, an individual's score also corresponded to the sum of correct responses maximum score: 3 Figure 1G. This task may be considered as tapping into survey knowledge Siegel and White, At the end of both the L-WalCT and WalCT, the children were also instructed to use a felt-tip marker to retrace the pathways they had learned during the two conditions on the outline of the WalCT. An individual's score corresponded to the sum of the squares correctly identified during the line-tracing drawing; maximum score: 4 Figures 1E,F. However, these benchmarks have not been previously indicated for psychological data as highlighted by Iossifova and Marmolejo-Ramos, Post-hoc comparisons were performed by applying Bonferroni's correction for multiple comparisons.
The children participated in the training sessions an average of No other effect was identified on the scores of the TROG. For both tasks, performances were better at T 1 Table 1. Moreover, the children in the TG significantly ameliorated their performances at T 1 compared with that at T 0 Figure 2. Figure 2. Averaged group performances and standard deviations on Landmark location on the map, before T 0 and after T 1 weeks. We hypothesized that navigational training during childhood may promote an earlier acquisition of high level spatial abilities. Unlike many other abilities, which receive educational training at school during childhood, spatial orientation does not receive systematic training.
Nevertheless, high levels of navigational training in adulthood significantly improve spatial orientation ability Verde et al. The present results show that NTP enhanced the ability to transform egocentric navigational information in a map-like, allocentric representation of the environment in 4- to 5-year old children. As previously discussed, even if 4-year-old children have basic features of allocentric coding Negen et al. Spatial orientation abilities are fully functioning by age 10, with an increase in the spontaneous use of allocentric world-centered representation of the environment Bullens et al.
Similarly, in this study, we found that children mean This result suggests that NTP yields an earlier development of an allocentric world-centered representation of the environment. To locate landmarks on a map, children must translate egocentric tri-dimensional information regarding the environment they experience in an allocentric bi-dimensional representation. When required to locate landmarks on a map, children must retrieve navigational information regarding their position from memory and convert it into a map-like representation.
As a result of NTP, the children developed the ability to use allocentric coding earlier, and they could pinpoint a location in relation to other locations rather than using egocentric coding. The use of allocentric coding requires an individual to generate, maintain, inspect and transform an image in the mind.
These aspects of mental imagery Kosslyn, are pivotal to human navigation Pazzaglia and De Beni, ; Palermo et al. The NTP encompassed activities involving mental rotation i. The finding that the TG achieved the ability to use an allocentric coding earlier than the CG suggests that a formal training of visuo-spatial abilities that underlie human navigation such as mental rotation, visualization, or navigational problem solving improves the ability to transform egocentric representation into an allocentric representation.
Interestingly, our data suggest that the development of spatial locative comprehension and mastery of route knowledge-based tasks i. In contrast, landmark location on the map is the only task significantly improved by NTP. Route knowledge-based tasks require only an egocentric frame of reference, which may also be used during a task that requires drawing a path. Individuals who have not fully developed an allocentric strategy may trace the line of the path by simply repeating the egocentric path they learned.
Instead, when individuals are asked to locate landmarks on a map, they must use both egocentric and allocentric information. Thus, even if performances on route knowledge-based tasks spontaneously increase in 4- to 5-year-old children, the NTP allowed the children in the TG to move to the next developmental step, that is, to form and use an allocentric representation of space. It must be noted that performances on these tasks were subject to a ceiling effect by the T 0. This result suggests that once a pathway is learned, its mental representation is stable and long-lasting.
This finding is also in line with the performances of young adults in the same task Piccardi et al. Moreover, in landmark recognition, we did not identify an effect of time or NTP.
We assume that this step is fully developed in 4- to 5-year-old children. It is a first step of environmental knowledge Siegel and White, and includes the identification of landmarks Thorndyke and Hayes-Roth, This finding is also in line with that of a previous study demonstrating that young individuals unfamiliar with the environment were able to identify landmarks but could not place them on a map Nori and Piccardi, Landmark recognition is the first step in the familiarization process with a new environment Nori and Piccardi, This result suggests that even if landmark recognition was fully achieved, the ability to integrate landmark-based knowledge with route-based knowledge in the L-WalCT is still developing at age 5.
It must be noted that integrating landmark-based knowledge with route-based knowledge is a next step in the normal development of navigational skills. Navigation is typically expected to be easier when landmarks are available in the environment Nico et al. Moreover, environments enriched in landmarks assist 5- to 7-year-old children in orienting themselves Hermer-Vazquez et al. This observation also holds in adulthood Nico et al. However, a year-old woman who has never been able to orient herself within the environment as a result of a congenital brain malformation showed the worst performance in a way-finding task when landmarks were available, despite preserved landmark identification Iaria et al.
This observation also holds in the case of acquired deficits, specifically in right-brain-damaged patients with hemineglect, who did not improve their performances when landmarks were available in the environment Nico et al. In general, our results suggest that the normal development of spatial orientation abilities may be considered to follow a continuum rather than a serial organization of navigational mechanisms, which is consistent with previous neuropsychological evidence e.
In light of Siegel and White's cumulative model , we speculate that intermediate stages exist between landmark- and route-based knowledge and between route- and survey-based knowledge. Within these intermediate stages, information coded in different formats is integrated and results in improved performance. Within this framework, even if in the presence of spontaneous improvements in integrating landmark- and route-based knowledge performance on L-WalCT and integrating route- and survey-based knowledge path line drawing , NTP specifically improves performances at the highest level of navigational task.
Specifically, the allocentric representation of environmental places arises from the transformation of an egocentric frame of reference. Interestingly, NTP may be useful not only in preventing developmental navigational deficits but also in helping children with visual impairments. As demonstrated by Iossifova and Marmolejo-Ramos , blind children show a difficulty in the use of allocentric coding that may be addressed with specific training, such as an adapted version of NTP for visually impaired children.
Although our results are novel and the future applications in education are interesting, the present study has several weaknesses. In particular, the sample size is small, which represents a potential limitation in the statistical approach that may be adopted. In a future study, we must implement non-parametric or robust approaches to data analyses by increasing the sample size and enrolling participants at different ages of development.
Moreover, further studies are needed to understand the long-term effects of the improvement identified in the TG and whether formal training later in life has the same effect on spatial skills. The consequences of NTP in preventing the development of navigational disorders should also be investigated in future studies. In conclusion, our findings support the idea that the inclusion of formal training of spatial orientation ability during childhood may result in enhanced navigational abilities, particularly for the highest level navigational task.
MR and FV collected data. All the authors contributed to the discussion of the results. The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest. In particular, the authors thank the School's Director, Dr. Maura Frasca, for her interest in this project, as well as Dr. Chiara Bellagamba and Dr. Veronica Sacco for their help with the children during NTP. We also acknowledge the children who participated in the study and their families, who provided their consent.
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Well presented i must say but nothing more than that. At least We were disappointed. The calamari was rubbery, there were no calamari pieces. The chicken parm was blend. It looked like Italian but it was not. Made reservations for on a Saturday evening. Resturant was packed when we arrived however we were seated within 5 minutes. Great service. Very attentive server as well as the manager was circulating and very attentive.
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The staff is very pleasant and helpful. The air conditioner worked well and didn't make any noise. Instant coffee and a few snacks were available as well as a microwave. Beds are comfy and the bathrooms are good. The staff are really nice and the facilities are very good. I don't recall them making up the room or providing any replacement toilet roll during the stay. Staff made its best to help me. Always very good service and comfortable. The boss doesn't speak English but he's very nice.
Free fruits and snacks! Good price for the very clean hotel. We got privacy in the double room but also the friendly thing on the common area where you can find microwave, fridge, snacks, tea, coffee and water for free. Even can ask the staff to do your laundry for you for a very cheap price. Very nice and clean hotel. Searching the hotel for the first time. They arranged taxi for good rate. The location is a little out of the way, bit of a walk. Check out was very early at 7am if I had known I wouldnt have booked this property but it was my mistake I assumed that all hotels or Inn or whatever has a standard check out of 12 noon but it was written on the details that check out was 7am, It was totally my fault.
The price was affordable , coffee, cookies and water are free, place is clean.. No window in the room. This the first room in my life I have ever been in without some form of sunlight being able to enter. At the end of the stay, a women asked me to complete a review and I mentioned this point. I have travelled many parts of the world and stayed in everything from Hostels, yachts to 5 star hotels and never have I been told, "Windows are optional, you have to request a window.
It was tidy and modern, with a TV and many Thai channels. Most of the staff couldn't speak english. Very clean and comfortable hostel. The room was quite nice and modern, especially for the cost. There were three extremely strong smelling reed diffusers in the room which I had to move to the bathroom because they were so overpowering, you guys definitely don't need that many in the room. None of the staff spoke English: the hotel listing should not say that one of their spoken languages is English because it's definitely not.
Don't get me wrong, they are all very friendly! It's just they don't speak English at all. I have stayed here several times now and I will continue to go back. Clean comfy room, reasonable price, 10mins walk to BTS station Wongwian Yai, love this area where local people live.
The location is near the train station and mall. This place is near the place i want to go. The room was fairly spacious and was well appointed with plenty of shelves. The bed is a bit stiff. Like a hard sofa in a living room. The room looks exactly like the photos. Very quaint and comfortable hotel. Really enjoyed the common area with free coffee and fruit. Staff was very pleasant.
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