Navigational Aids and Spatial Memory Impairment: The Role of Divided Attention

@article{Gardony2015NavigationalAA,
  title={Navigational Aids and Spatial Memory Impairment: The Role of Divided Attention},
  author={Aaron Gardony and Tad T. Bruny{\'e} and H. Taylor},
  journal={Spatial Cognition & Computation},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={246 - 284}
}
  • Aaron Gardony, Tad T. Brunyé, H. Taylor
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Spatial Cognition & Computation
  • Navigational aids impair spatial memory for experienced environments, but the cognitive mechanisms underlying impairment remain an open question. Recent evidence implicates divided attention, but to date no study has directly manipulated divided attention in navigational aid contexts. The present study addresses this need. Participants navigated virtual towns with aid presence and divided attention factorially crossed in a within-participants design. They then completed spatial memory… CONTINUE READING
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