Location memory biases reveal the challenges of coordinating visual and kinesthetic reference frames

Simmering, Vanessa R., Peterson, Clayton, Darling, Warren and Spencer, John P. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7320-144X (2007) Location memory biases reveal the challenges of coordinating visual and kinesthetic reference frames. Experimental Brain Research, 184 (2). pp. 165-178. ISSN 0014-4819

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Five experiments explored the influence of visual and kinesthetic/proprioceptive reference frames on location memory. Experiments 1 and 2 compared visual and kinesthetic reference frames in a memory task using visually-specified locations and a visually-guided response. When the environment was visible, results replicated previous findings of biases away from the midline symmetry axis of the task space, with stability for targets aligned with this axis. When the environment was not visible, results showed some evidence of bias away from a kinesthetically-specified midline (trunk anterior–posterior [a–p] axis), but there was little evidence of stability when targets were aligned with body midline. This lack of stability may reflect the challenges of coordinating visual and kinesthetic information in the absence of an environmental reference frame. Thus, Experiments 3–5 examined kinesthetic guidance of hand movement to kinesthetically-defined targets. Performance in these experiments was generally accurate with no evidence of consistent biases away from the trunk a–p axis. We discuss these results in the context of the challenges of coordinating reference frames within versus between multiple sensori-motor systems.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Developmental Science
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 16:01
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2023 14:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55249
DOI: 10.1007/s00221-007-1089-7

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