Tlauka, M, Wilson, P N and Carter, P J (2010) Special recall of the first direction of travel: An examination of the first-perspective alignment effect. In: 37th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference., 8 - 10 April 2010, Melbourne, Australia.Metadata only available from this repository.
People often remember environments from the first perspective encountered or the first direction of travel.
This study examined the conditions responsible for this first-perspective alignment effect. University students explored the outside of a virtual building that was presented on a desk-top computer screen.
Participants‘ spatial memory of the simulated building was then tested employing a pointing task. The main variables of interest were participants‘ previous experience with the environment surrounding the virtual building and the delay between initial exploration and pointing task.
The first-perspective alignment
effect was found under two conditions: (1) when participants had no experience of the surroundings and were tested immediately following exploration, and (2) when participants had experience of the surrounding environment, but there was a delay between learning and testing.
The results are discussed in relation to current theories of spatial reference frames.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Pelham Carter|
|Date Deposited:||19 Mar 2013 16:01|
|Last Modified:||19 Mar 2013 16:01|
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