Spatial memory exclusivity: examining performance of multiple object-location memories

Dunn, T.J., Baguley, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-0477-2492 and Dunn, A.K. ORCID: 0000-0003-3226-1734, 2018. Spatial memory exclusivity: examining performance of multiple object-location memories. Spatial Cognition & Computation, 18 (1), pp. 48-66. ISSN 1387-5868

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Research on location memory suggests that integration of separate sources of information does not occur when recalling the position of a common target object. In a relatively simple task, previous research shows no observable benefit from holding two spatial memories compared to one. It has been suggested that exclusively utilising only one of two memories may account for this finding. The current research tests the robustness of this idea as well as an alternative in the form of an averaging approach to combining spatial information. The results suggest that exclusivity may not be the best account for multiple spatial memory performance. Rather, memories may well combine in a manner similar to averaging, where information is available for each memory but combined in a non-beneficial way.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Spatial Cognition & Computation
Creators: Dunn, T.J., Baguley, T. and Dunn, A.K.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 2018
Volume: 18
Number: 1
ISSN: 1387-5868
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 05 Oct 2017 10:03
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2018 03:00

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