People update egocentric spatial relations in an effortless and on-line manner when they move in the environment, but not when they only imagine themselves moving.
In contrast to previous studies, the present experiments examined egocentric updating with spatial scenes that were encoded linguistically instead of perceived directly.
Vector summation is usually considered to be the underlining mechanism.
Spatial updating is a very common process found in almost all species tested, including insects, birds, rodents, and primates including humans. Spatial updating of virtual displays during self- and display rotation.
Precision of spatial updating varies across species and individuals, and errors can accumulate over time.
Spatial updating is one of the fundamental forms of navigation that occurs automatically and continuously whenever an animal moves (Schmidt, et al., 1992), and it contributes to object and scene recognition by predicting the appearance of objects or scenes from new vantage points so that the animal can recognize them easily as it moves (Simons & Wang, 1998).
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The results demonstrated that regardless of whether the scene was rotated or the observer moved, greater angular disparity between judged and encoded views produced slower RTs.Thus, in contrast to previous findings which did not consider a wide range of observer movement, our data show that observer movement does not necessarily automatically update representations of spatial layouts in small-scale (room-sized) environments and raise questions about the effects of duration limitations and encoding points of view on the automatic spatial updating of representations of scenes.As you move through an environment, the positions of surrounding objects relative to your body constantly change.Investigating the influence of gender on navigation strategies revealed that females predominantly used the Non-turner strategy while males used both the Turner and the Non-turner strategy with comparable probabilities.Other than expected, video gaming experience did not influence strategy use.