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Perspective dependence on direction judgment in a virtual room space


Luo, Z and Duh, B, Perspective dependence on direction judgment in a virtual room space, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2006, 16-20 October 2006, San Francisco, USA, pp. 1594-1598. (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/154193120605001617


The present study investigated the role of encoding perspective in mental representation for the spatial layout learned via the route, leaning and aerial perspectives which are different with respect to the height taken. Two experiments with the same procedures were carried out in two different virtual rooms. The results showed that the direction judgment, especially the vertical angle judgment, was changed as the perspectives varied along the vertical dimension of space. In addition, the room geometry can also influence the mental representation of spatial relations. The data indicated that the orientation-dependent property of spatial memory can be formed when the perspective varies along the vertical dimension of space.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:virtual reality, spatial cognition, navigation, perception
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, B (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:90307
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2014-05-27

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