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Orientation-dependent spatial memories for scenes viewed on mobile devices

Savvas Avraam; Adamantini Hatzipanayioti; Marios N. Avraamides

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    "keywords": [
      "spatial memories", 
      "spatial cognition", 
      "spatial representations", 
      "orientation dependent"
    "publication_date": "2018-08-04", 
    "creators": [
        "affiliation": "Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus and Silversky3D Virtual Reality Technologies Ltd, Nicosia, Cyprus", 
        "name": "Savvas Avraam"
        "orcid": "0000-0002-0579-4271", 
        "affiliation": "Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, T\u00fcbingen, Germany", 
        "name": "Adamantini Hatzipanayioti"
        "orcid": "0000-0002-0049-8553", 
        "affiliation": "Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus and RISE Centre Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus", 
        "name": "Marios N. Avraamides"
    "notes": "This work has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement  No 739578 and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development.\n\nThis is a pre-print of an article published in Psychological Research. The final authenticated version is available online at \u00a9 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018", 
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    "description": "<p>We examined whether spatial representations for scenes experienced on the screens of mobile devices are orientation dependent<br>\nand whether the type of movement (physical vs. simulated) during learning affects the encoding and the retrieval of<br>\nspatial information. Participants studied a spatial layout depicted on a tablet and then carried out perspective-taking trials<br>\nin which they localized objects from imagined perspectives. Depending on condition, participants either rotated the tablet<br>\nalong with their body or remained stationary and swiped with their finger on the screen to change their viewpoint within<br>\nthe scene. Results showed that participants were faster and more accurate to point to objects from an imagined perspective<br>\nthat was aligned than misaligned to their initial physical orientation during learning, suggesting that they had formed an<br>\norientation-dependent representation. Although no differences were found between movement conditions during pointing,<br>\nparticipants were faster to encode spatial information with physical than simulated movement.</p>"
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