Memory for targets in a multi-level simulated-environment: a comparison between able-bodied and physically disabled children

Wilson, Paul N. and Foreman, Nigel and Stanton, Danae and Duffy, Hester E. (2004) Memory for targets in a multi-level simulated-environment: a comparison between able-bodied and physically disabled children. British Journal of Psychology, 95 (3). pp. 325-338. ISSN 0007-1269

Full text is not in this repository.

Official URL: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpsoc/bjp/20...

This item is available in the Library Catalogue

Abstract

Two groups of children, one able-bodied and the other with physical disabilities, explored a symmetrical three-tiered virtual building that contained six distinctive target objects, two on each storey. In a subsequent test, the target objects were removed and participants were asked to make judgments of the directions to the former target locations from each floor in turn. At each test site, judgments were required for targets that were formerly on the same floor and for those on higher and lower floors. Relative tilt error scores suggested a bias for both groups, in that targets that were higher than the test location were judged as consistently lower than their actual position, whereas targets that were lower than the test location were judged as higher than their actual position. Absolute tilt errors revealed an asymmetry in both groups, with more accurate tilt errors for judgments directed to lower than higher floors. The relevance of these results for the source of the asymmetry is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Research Areas:Health & Education > Health & Education
Citations on ISI Web of Science:3
ID Code:3093
Useful Links:
Deposited On:17 Nov 2009 06:24
Last Modified:21 Jan 2014 06:50

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Full text downloads (NB count will be zero if no full text documents are attached to the record)

Downloads per month over the past year