How Navigational Aids Impair Spatial Memory: Evidence for Divided Attention

  title={How Navigational Aids Impair Spatial Memory: Evidence for Divided Attention},
  author={Aaron Gardony and Tad T. Bruny{\'e} and C. Mahoney and H. Taylor},
  journal={Spatial Cognition & Computation},
  pages={319 - 350}
  • Aaron Gardony, Tad T. Brunyé, +1 author H. Taylor
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Spatial Cognition & Computation
  • Abstract Research has demonstrated navigational aids impair spatial memory, but has not considered important spatial cognitive concepts. For example, impairment may stem from spatial perspective switches between route-based aids and survey-based memory assessments. Further, the verbal format of aid instructions may selectively interfere with verbal working memory (VWM). To address these potential explanations, participants navigated desktop virtual environments in a goal-directed manner. In… CONTINUE READING
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