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  Place naming: examining the influence of language on wayfinding

Meilinger, T., Schulte-Pelkum, J., Frankenstein, J., Laharnar, N., Hardiess, G., Mallot, H., et al. (2009). Place naming: examining the influence of language on wayfinding. Poster presented at 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2009), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Meilinger, T1, 2, Author              
Schulte-Pelkum, J1, 2, Author              
Frankenstein, J1, 2, Author              
Laharnar, N1, 2, Author              
Hardiess, G, Author
Mallot, HA, Author              
Bülthoff, HH1, 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, ou_1497794              

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 Abstract: We asked the question how language influences a presumably embodied system such as human wayfinding. To test this, participants walked along a route in a virtual environment. They were asked to remember half of the intersections by what they saw. At the other 50 of intersections they heard an arbitrary name which they also had to remember. In the test phase they were teleported to different intersections and had to indicate the direction the route went on. At intersections without a name they performed faster and more accurately. In a second experiment meaningful names were used instead. Participants now performed better at named intersection. The results indicate an interaction between language and the presumably embodied wayfinding system. This interaction cannot be explained by a limited common resource, depth of processing, overshadowing, or linguistic scaffolding. However, it is consistent with dual coding.

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 Dates: 2009-08
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Identifiers: BibTex Citekey: 5710
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Title: 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2009)
Place of Event: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Start-/End Date: 2009-07-29 - 2009-08-01

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Title: 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2009)
Source Genre: Proceedings
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Taatgen, N, Editor
van Rijn, H, Editor
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Publ. Info: Austin, TX, USA : Cognitive Science Society
Pages: - Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 1997 Identifier: ISBN: 978-1-61567-407-7