Integrating object locations in the memory representation of a spatial layout
Yamamoto, Naohide & Shelton, Amy L. (2008) Integrating object locations in the memory representation of a spatial layout. Visual Cognition, 16(1), pp. 140-143.
The present study investigated how object locations learned separately are integrated and represented as a single spatial layout in memory. Two experiments were conducted in which participants learned a room-sized spatial layout that was divided into two sets of five objects. Results suggested that integration across sets was performed efficiently when it was done during initial encoding of the environment but entailed cost in accuracy when it was attempted at the time of memory retrieval. These findings suggest that, once formed, spatial representations in memory generally remain independent and integrating them into a single representation requires additional cognitive processes.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis Group|
|Deposited On:||24 Jun 2014 23:56|
|Last Modified:||29 Jun 2014 04:25|
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