Toward a formal theory of flexible spatial behavior:Geometric category biases generalize across pointing and verbal response Types.

Spencer, John P., Simmering, Vanessa R. and Schutte, Anne R. (2006) Toward a formal theory of flexible spatial behavior:Geometric category biases generalize across pointing and verbal response Types. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32 (2). pp. 473-490. ISSN 0096-1523

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Abstract

Three experiments tested whether geometric biases - biases away from perceived reference axes - reported in spatial recall tasks with pointing responses generalized to a recognition task that required a verbal response. Seven-year-olds and adults remembered the location of a dot within a rectangle and then either reproduced its location or verbally selected a matching choice dot from a set of colored options. Results demonstrated that geometric biases generalized to verbal responses; however, the spatial span of the choice set influenced performance as well. These data suggest that the same spatial memory process gives rise to both response types in this task. Simulations of a dynamic field model buttress this claim. More generally, these results challenge accounts that posit separate spatial systems for motor and verbal responses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: modeling,recall,recognition,spatial cognition,working memory
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 17:02
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 00:42
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/55272
DOI: 10.1037/0096-1523.32.2.473

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