Path information effects in visual and proprioceptive spatial learning

Yamamoto, Naohide & Shelton, Amy L. (2007) Path information effects in visual and proprioceptive spatial learning. Acta Psychologica, 125(3), pp. 346-360.

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Objects in an environment are often encountered sequentially during spatial learning, forming a path along which object locations are experienced. The present study investigated the effect of spatial information conveyed through the path in visual and proprioceptive learning of a room-sized spatial layout, exploring whether different modalities differentially depend on the integrity of the path. Learning object locations along a coherent path was compared with learning them in a spatially random manner. Path integrity had little effect on visual learning, whereas learning with the coherent path produced better memory performance than random order learning for proprioceptive learning. These results suggest that path information has differential effects in visual and proprioceptive spatial learning, perhaps due to a difference in the way one establishes a reference frame for representing relative locations of objects.

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ID Code: 73023
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2006.09.001
ISSN: 0001-6918
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Acta Psychologica. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Acta Psychologica, [VOL 125, ISSUE 3, (2007)] DOI: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2006.09.001
Deposited On: 24 Jun 2014 22:45
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2014 13:55

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