Memory Indexing of Sequential Symptom Processing in Diagnostic Reasoning

@article{Jahn2012MemoryIO,
  title={Memory Indexing of Sequential Symptom Processing in Diagnostic Reasoning},
  author={Georg Jahn and Janina Braatz},
  journal={Cognitive psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={68},
  pages={59-97}
}
In diagnostic reasoning, knowledge about symptoms and their likely causes is retrieved to generate and update diagnostic hypotheses in memory. By letting participants learn about causes and symptoms in a spatial array, we could apply eye tracking during diagnostic reasoning to trace the activation level of hypotheses across a sequence of symptoms and to evaluate process models of diagnostic reasoning directly. Gaze allocation on former locations of symptom classes and possible causes reflected… CONTINUE READING