Mental representations of large and small spatial layouts are orientation dependent.

@article{RoskosEwoldsen1998MentalRO,
  title={Mental representations of large and small spatial layouts are orientation dependent.},
  author={Beverly Roskos-Ewoldsen and Timothy P. McNamara and Amy L. Shelton and Walter Carr},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={1998},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={215-26}
}
Previous research on spatial memory indicated that memories of small layouts were orientation dependent (orientation specific) but that memories of large layouts were orientation independent (orientation free). Two experiments investigated the relation between layout size and orientation dependency. Participants learned a small or a large 4-point path (Experiment 1) or a large display of objects (Experiment 2) and then made judgments of relative direction from imagined headings that were either… CONTINUE READING

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