The effect of head-direction disparity in spatial reasoning about described environments

Marios N. Avraamides, Melina Kyranides

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Abstract

The role of head-direction disparity was examined in one experiment that compared verbal responding with pointing in a task that entailed locating objects from imagined perspectives. Participants studied text descriptions of spatial scenes and then localized from memory objects in them after adopting imagined perspectives (i.e., face x, find y). Responses were made by selecting keys on the numerical keypad marked with verbal labels or arrows pointing to the four canonical directions. Results showed that performance was equally accurate and fast for the two response modes. When responding with arrows, however, accuracy was substantially lower when the imagined heading was misaligned with the learned heading.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
PublisherUniversity of California
Pages997-1002
Volume28
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

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