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Mental representation of spatial structure in a virtual room-sized space


Luo, Z and Duh, HBL, Mental representation of spatial structure in a virtual room-sized space, Proceedings of ICAT 2006, 29 November- 1 December 2006, Hangzhou, China, pp. 1166-1174. (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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To keep spatial awareness in virtual multilevel building, navigator should understand the spatial structure of space. Mental representation of spatial structure in a virtual cylindrical room was investigated in present experiments. Participants first observed two static views of space in which the two viewpoints were on the same vertical plane but with different heights, and then either judged the relative direction of object in the first experiment or egocentrically pointed out the direction of object in the second experiment. The results suggested that the orientation-dependent representation of spatial structure was created even though participants could learn the space from two different viewpoints lying on the vertical dimension of space.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:virtual reality, spatial cognition, navigation
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, HBL (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:90306
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2014-08-06

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