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Title: Two spatial memories are not better than one: evidence of exclusivity in memory for object location.
Authors: Baguley, T
Lansdale, MW
Lines, LK
Parkin, JK
First Published: May-2006
Citation: COGN PSYCHOL, 2006, 52 (3), pp. 243-289
Abstract: This paper studies the dynamics of attempting to access two spatial memories simultaneously and its implications for the accuracy of recall. Experiment 1 demonstrates in a range of conditions that two cues pointing to different experiences of the same object location produce little or no higher recall than that observed with a single cue. Experiment 2 confirms this finding in a within-subject design where both cues have previously elicited recall. Experiment 3 shows that these findings are only consistent with a model in which two representations of the same object location are mutually exclusive at both encoding and retrieval, and inconsistent with models that assume information from both representations is available. We propose that these representations quantify directionally specific judgments of location relative to specific anchor points in the stimulus; a format that precludes the parallel processing of like representations. Finally, we consider the apparent paradox of how such representations might contribute to the acquisition of spatial knowledge from multiple experiences of the same stimuli.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2005.08.001
ISSN: 0010-0285
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Psychology

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