Cue interaction during reorientation of human adults

  • Author / Creator
    Wang, Lin
  • Reorientation is an important behavior for humans and non-human animals in everyday life. To determine one’s orientation, navigators could use various cues in the environment. Studies on competition and combination of multiple cues are quite diverse. In this dissertation, I first introduced three types of cue interactions and the methods to investigate them. Secondly, I reviewed the most important findings of cues interaction in reorientation and factors that influence the interaction. Then I discussed several theories and their interpretation of the interaction among the cues. Finally, I reported two studies investigating human adults’ use of multiple cues during orientation. Overall, I provided evidence that cue interaction during reorientation is affected by enclosure size and navigator’s familiarity with the environment.

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    Fall 2018
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    Doctor of Philosophy
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