Contextual cueing in moving scenes

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dc.contributor Roskos-Ewoldsen, Beverly
dc.contributor Lanier, Mark
dc.contributor.advisor Merrill, Edward C.
dc.contributor.author Robinson, Adam Trent
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-19T19:38:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-19T19:38:57Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002806
dc.identifier.other Robinson_alatus_0004M_13192
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3444
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract There are a number of different processes involved while performing a visual search task. One likely process involves learning spatial regularities in our surroundings. Contextual cueing reflects a form of associative learning between a target location and its surrounding environmental context through repeated exposure to consistent spatial orientation. Research on the phenomenon as it applies to a real world search has been limited by several choices in research methodology. The current study addresses this problem by incorporating dynamic, multicolored, and complex videos that allow for more accurate conclusions about the realistic applications of contextual cueing effects to be drawn. Participants (N =62) completed a search task while viewing videos taken from a virtual environment. Videos were either experienced once or multiple times throughout the experiment. Results showed that participants were able to locate a target object within the repeated videos faster than in novel videos. It appears that target-context associations can be formed under dynamic conditions using realistic stimuli. Implications for wayfinding, along with underlying cognitive processes, are discussed.
dc.format.extent 38 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Cognitive psychology
dc.title Contextual cueing in moving scenes
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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