Representation of the vertical dimension in ...
|Title||Representation of the vertical dimension in cognitive maps|
|Author(s)||Joan E. Foley, Annabel J. Cohen|
|Journal||EDRA: Environmental Design Research Association|
|Abstract||36 1st- and 36 4th-yr undergraduates of 2 levels of experience with a complex environment estimated distances between all pairs of 7 locations drawn from 1 of 3 contexts varying in relative salience of the vertical over the horizontal plane. Subsequently, Ss provided ratings of their extent of use of 4 types of imagery. Results indicate veridicality of the mental representation of the vertical plane. Increased experience produced less concrete experiential and more abstract imagery. These results support the notion that cognitive maps comprise multiple encodings, including 3-dimensional models of the environment that develop with experience.|
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