Mental maps in memory retrieval and comprehension.


How do people use spatial information stored in maps? This question has been explored in a number of domains, such as memory and language comprehension, with differing results. Some studies of how experimentally learned maps are organised in memory, using primed recognition, have found temporal information to influence mental map organisation. In contrast, studies of narrative comprehension, using probe identification and anaphoric reading times, have observed spatial effects. This study combines these two research traditions and shows that the organisation observed in long-term memory differs from the organisation in narrative comprehension, even when both tasks refer to the same map.

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@article{Curiel2002MentalMI, title={Mental maps in memory retrieval and comprehension.}, author={Jacqueline M Curiel and Gabriel Radvansky}, journal={Memory}, year={2002}, volume={10 2}, pages={113-26} }