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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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  "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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  "creator": [
      "affiliation": "Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus and Silversky3D Virtual Reality Technologies Ltd, Nicosia, Cyprus", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Savvas Avraam"
      "affiliation": "Max-Planck-Institute for Biological Cybernetics, T\u00fcbingen, Germany", 
      "@id": "", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Adamantini Hatzipanayioti"
      "affiliation": "Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus and RISE Centre Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus", 
      "@id": "", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Marios N. Avraamides"
  "headline": "Orientation-dependent spatial memories for scenes viewed on mobile devices", 
  "image": "", 
  "datePublished": "2018-08-04", 
  "url": "", 
  "version": "Accepted pre-print", 
  "keywords": [
    "spatial memories", 
    "spatial cognition", 
    "spatial representations", 
    "orientation dependent"
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  "identifier": "", 
  "@id": "", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "name": "Orientation-dependent spatial memories for scenes viewed on mobile devices"
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