Auditory mental imagery in children
Journal/Book: Music Therapy: The Journal of the AAMT. 1984; Philadelphia, PA. American Association for Music Therapy P.O. Box 27177 19118 Philadelphia, PA USA. journal article.
Abstract: This study was designed to determine whether mental imagery in children between the ages of 6 and 11 varies according to Piagetian stages of development. Two kinds of auditory mental imagery, static and transformational, are explored. Children were placed into groups according to age and required to perform two types of melody completion tasks. Auditory imagery scores were found to vary significantly across age groups, and static imagery scores were found to be higher than tranformatioal imagery scores in all age groups. Implicatyions of these findings are discussed; suggestions for future research are presented.
Keyword(s): children, mental, imagery, auditory.