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Access to knowledge of spatial structure at novel points of observation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2530309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Adults were asked to judge the self-to-object directions in a room from novel points of observation that differed from their actual point at times only by a rotation and at other times only by a translation. The results show for the rotation trials that the errors and latencies when a novel point was imagined were worse than the baseline responses from their actual points of observation, and the latencies varied as a function of the magnitude of the to-be-imagined rotation. For the translation trials, on the other hand, the errors and latencies when a novel point was imagined were comparable to the baseline responses from their actual point and did not vary significantly across the different imagined station points. The evidence indicates that subjects know the object-to-object relations directly, without going through the origin of a coordinate system. In addition, similarities in processing during imagination on the one hand, and perception and action on the other are discussed.
Authors:
J J Rieser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0278-7393     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-07     Completed Date:  1989-12-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207540     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1157-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Attention
Form Perception*
Humans
Imagination*
Locomotion
Orientation*
Psychomotor Performance
Reaction Time
Social Environment
Space Perception*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HD 15051/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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