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ALTERNATIVE SPATIAL FRAMES OF REFERENCE IN THE RECOGNITION OF NOVEL FORMS

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1979
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The effects of retinal and objective orientation on recognition of novel stimuli were examined in a two-phase experiment. In Phase 1 novel stimuli were presented to tilted subjects placed in either an intentional learning condition (they were instructed to remember the stimuli) or an incidental learning condition (they received no instruction regarding memory). In Phase 2 the same stimuli were randomly mixed with distractor stimuli in a recognition test. Stimuli were presented to upright subjects in either their objectively upright orientation (the same orientation relative to gravity as in Phase 1) or their retinally upright orientation (the same orientation relative to subjects' tilted retinas as in Phase 1). The instructions produced no effect on recognition. Evidence that both retinal and objective orientation influenced recognition was obtained in both conditions. Alternative interpretations hypothesized that: (1) dual memory representations of Phase 1 stimuli, referenced to both retinal and objective upright, were formed and (2) a single memory representation of Phase 1 stimuli, referenced to an axis intermediate to retinal and objective upright, was formed.
Title: ALTERNATIVE SPATIAL FRAMES OF REFERENCE IN THE RECOGNITION OF NOVEL FORMS.
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Name(s): SULLIVAN, MARY.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1979
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 41 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The effects of retinal and objective orientation on recognition of novel stimuli were examined in a two-phase experiment. In Phase 1 novel stimuli were presented to tilted subjects placed in either an intentional learning condition (they were instructed to remember the stimuli) or an incidental learning condition (they received no instruction regarding memory). In Phase 2 the same stimuli were randomly mixed with distractor stimuli in a recognition test. Stimuli were presented to upright subjects in either their objectively upright orientation (the same orientation relative to gravity as in Phase 1) or their retinally upright orientation (the same orientation relative to subjects' tilted retinas as in Phase 1). The instructions produced no effect on recognition. Evidence that both retinal and objective orientation influenced recognition was obtained in both conditions. Alternative interpretations hypothesized that: (1) dual memory representations of Phase 1 stimuli, referenced to both retinal and objective upright, were formed and (2) a single memory representation of Phase 1 stimuli, referenced to an axis intermediate to retinal and objective upright, was formed.
Identifier: 13990 (digitool), FADT13990 (IID), fau:10812 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1979.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Subject(s): Recognition (Psychology)
Orientation--Testing
Learning, Psychology of
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