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  The situational influence of location and body orientation on the recall of survey knowledge

Meilinger, T., Frankenstein, J., Holzer, S., & Brescani, J.-P. (2009). The situational influence of location and body orientation on the recall of survey knowledge. Poster presented at 4th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC 2009), Roma, Italy.

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Meilinger, T1, 2, Author              
Frankenstein, J1, 2, Author              
Holzer, S1, 2, Author              
Brescani, J-P1, 2, Author              
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1Department Human Perception, Cognition and Action, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497797              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497794              

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 Abstract: The theories of situated and embodied cognition have been gaining more and more attention recently. We examined the influence of the current situation (i.e., location and orientation) on accessing spatial memory of locations within ones city of residence. Tu¨bingen residents produced a simple map of the city centre, by arranging small badges representing well-known locations on a sheet of paper or a computer screen. Participants produced the maps at different locations relative to the city centre (north of, east of, etc.) and in different body orientations (facing north, east, etc.). We analyzed the orientation of these maps (north up, east up, etc.).We found an influence of location and body orientation on the orientation of the maps. Participants produced maps in the orientation they were facing more often than expected by chance (i.e., produced a north up map when facing north, an east up map when facing east, etc.). Participants also oriented the maps according to their viewpoint more often than expected by chance (i.e., produced a north up map when located south of the city centre, an east up map when located west, etc.). These results indicate that some participants either selected one of multiple long-term representations or they adopted a single longterm spatial representation according to the current situation.

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 Dates: 2009-09
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1007/s10339-009-0328-1
BibTex Citekey: 5909
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Title: 4th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC 2009)
Place of Event: Roma, Italy
Start-/End Date: 2009-09-14 - 2009-09-18

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Title: Cognitive Processing
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Publ. Info: Lengerich : Pabst Science
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 10 (Supplement 2) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: S169 Identifier: ISSN: 1612-4782
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/111084892763004