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Individual Differences in Rapid Spatial Orientation Across Spatial Frames of Reference

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dc.contributor.advisor Baldwin, Carryl L.
dc.contributor.author Garcia, Andre en_US
dc.creator Garcia, Andre en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-12T02:57:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-12T02:57:00Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9157
dc.description.abstract A series of studies were conducted with the intent of examining the nature of regions of space (ROS), peripersonal and extrapersonal ROS, and in particular, in the auditory modality. Further, potential individual differences in human interaction within these ROS were examined. Previous research has documented the existence of differences in interacting with visual stimuli presented within versus across ROS. The current investigation sought to examine potential analogous effects for auditory stimuli. Further, research suggests that there are substantial individual differences in spatial abilities and navigation strategies. Specifically, high spatial ability individuals tend to have a good sense of direction (GSD) and tend to use their visual-spatial working memory when performing spatial tasks. Conversely, those with poor spatial abilities tend to have a poor sense of direction (PSD) and generally tend to use a verbal-sequential strategy that relies on verbal working memory when performing spatial tasks. The near and far en_US
dc.format.extent 82 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Andre Garcia en_US
dc.subject Psychology en_US
dc.subject Behavioral sciences en_US
dc.subject Industrial engineering en_US
dc.subject Individual Differences en_US
dc.subject Regions of Space en_US
dc.subject Spatial Strategy en_US
dc.title Individual Differences in Rapid Spatial Orientation Across Spatial Frames of Reference en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology, Human Factors/Applied Cognition Concentration en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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