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Subject/Keyword
PRP
reorientation
psychological refractory period
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Duffels, Brian
Supervisor and department
Dixon, Peter (Psychology)
Examining committee member and department
Friedman, Alinda (Psychology)
Spetch, Marcia (Psychology)
Bulitko, Vadim (Computing Science)
Department
Department of Psychology
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-04-13T21:08:31Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Research on all tested vertebrates indicates that geometric information plays a special role when organisms reorient in their environment. Some researchers have argued that geometric information is processed automatically, while landmark information is processed more slowly. These conclusions of the course of reorientation processing have been drawn from research that tested organisms‘ accuracy in locating targets in experimental environments. However, inferences of the course of processing are not logical extensions of physical reorientation paradigms. To this end, the present research employs the psychological refractory period paradigm to investigate, over two experiments, the precise stages of processing that humans utilize when encoding an environment. The data confirm previous research by demonstrating an underadditive effect of response time across stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA) for geometric trials and an additive effect for landmark trials, suggesting that geometric information is processed during the first stage of processing, and landmark information during the second.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3BH04
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License granted by Brian Duffels (bduffels@ualberta.ca) on 2010-04-12T17:03:56Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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