Working Memory in Wayfinding - A Dual Task Experiment in a Virtual City

  title={Working Memory in Wayfinding - A Dual Task Experiment in a Virtual City},
  author={Tobias Meilinger and Markus Knauff and Heinrich H. B{\"u}lthoff},
  journal={Cognitive science},
  volume={32 4},
This study examines the working memory systems involved in human wayfinding. In the learning phase, 24 participants learned two routes in a novel photorealistic virtual environment displayed on a 220° screen while they were disrupted by a visual, a spatial, a verbal, or-in a control group-no secondary task. In the following wayfinding phase, the participants had to find and to "virtually walk" the two routes again. During this wayfinding phase, a number of dependent measures were recorded. This… CONTINUE READING
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