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The issue of whether young children use spatio-temporal information (e.g., movement of objects through time and space) and / or contact-mechanical information (e.g., interaction between objects) to search for a hidden object was investigated. To determine if one cue can have priority over the other, a dynamic event was created that put these cues into conflict, with only spatiotemporal information being valid. Three-year-olds were found to use the valid spatio-temporal cue exclusively, anddoi:10.1016/j.jecp.2010.12.004 pmid:21238978 pmcid:PMC3073664 fatcat:yukwusry3betlor5dvxhij4wmu