Understanding Cognitive Saliency by Using an Online Game

Yesiltepe, Demet, Dalton, Ruth Conroy, Torun, Ayse Ozbil, Hornberger, Michael ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2214-3788 and Spiers, Hugo (2020) Understanding Cognitive Saliency by Using an Online Game. In: Spatial Cognition - 12th International Conference, Spatial Cognition 2020, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) . Springer, pp. 76-87. ISBN 978-3-030-57982-1

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One of the most common definitions of saliency suggests that there are three categories for landmark saliency, these being visual, structural and cognitive [1]. A large number of studies have focused on the afore-mentioned categories; however, there appear to be fewer studies on cognitive saliency than on the other two types of landmark saliency. Hence, in this study, our goal is to better understand the cognitive saliency of potential landmarks. For this purpose, we used an online virtual game, Sea Hero Quest (SHQ), and asked people to watch videos of the game. In the videos, a boat navigates through a waterway/river environment and finds goal locations one by one. People then were asked to answer questions, which aimed to measure their cognitive saliency. Our results suggest that cognitive saliency is closely related to visual and structural saliency in unfamiliar environments.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: landmarks,navigation,saliency,spatial cognition,virtual environments,theoretical computer science,computer science(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2600/2614
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Mental Health
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Norwich Institute for Healthy Aging
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2020 00:05
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 03:47
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/76881
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-57983-8_6

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