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ID: 350510.0, MPI für biologische Kybernetik / Biologische Kybernetik
Orientation Specificity in Long-Term-Memory for Environmental Spaces
Authors:Meilinger, T.; Riecke, B.E.; Bülthoff, H.H.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2007-08
Title of Proceedings:Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2007)
Start Page:479
End Page:484
Physical Description:6
Audience:Not Specified
Intended Educational Use:No
Abstract / Description:This study examined orientation specificity in long-term
human memory for environmental spaces. Twenty
participants learned an immersive virtual environment by
walking a multi-segment route in one direction. The
environment consisted of seven corridors within which target
objects were located. In the testing phase, participants were
teleported to different locations in the environment and were
asked to identify their location and heading and then point
towards previously learned targets. As predicted by viewdependent
theory, participants pointed more accurately when
oriented in the direction in which they originally learned each
corridor. No support was found for a global reference
direction underlying the memory of the whole layout or for an
exclusive orientation-independent memory. We propose a
“network of reference frames” theory to integrate elements of
the different theoretical positions.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Conference-Paper
Communicated by:Holger Fischer
Affiliations:MPI für biologische Kybernetik/Psychophysics (Dept. Bülthoff)
Identifiers:LOCALID:4439
URL:http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/csjarchive/proceedings/2...
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