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Factors influencing orientation within a nested virtual environment: External cues, active exploration and familiarity

Factors influencing orientation within a nested virtual environment: External cues, active exploration and familiarity
Factors influencing orientation within a nested virtual environment: External cues, active exploration and familiarity
Three experiments using a spatial orientation task within a computer generated building examined the factors influencing maintenance of orientation to an external reference frame within a nested environment. Having explored a virtual
building, participants were asked to point to an occluded external cue from 4 different rooms. Experiment 1 orientation errors were less in external rooms and previously visited internal rooms. To assess importance of guiding instructions,
participants in Experiment 2 were shown a video of the building. Again orientation errors were less in previously visited rooms. Participants in Experiment 3 had no experience of the building. Participants shown the video were unable to maintain orientation in the internal visited room. Results suggest that maintaining orientation to an external frame of reference requires either access to an external cue or active exploration. Without previous familiarity passive exposure was not sufficient to maintain orientation within the building.
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Allison, Craig
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Redhead, Edward S.
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Allison, Craig
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Redhead, Edward S.
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Allison, Craig and Redhead, Edward S. (2017) Factors influencing orientation within a nested virtual environment: External cues, active exploration and familiarity Journal of Environmental Psychology, 51, pp. 158-167. (doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.03.016).

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Abstract

Three experiments using a spatial orientation task within a computer generated building examined the factors influencing maintenance of orientation to an external reference frame within a nested environment. Having explored a virtual
building, participants were asked to point to an occluded external cue from 4 different rooms. Experiment 1 orientation errors were less in external rooms and previously visited internal rooms. To assess importance of guiding instructions,
participants in Experiment 2 were shown a video of the building. Again orientation errors were less in previously visited rooms. Participants in Experiment 3 had no experience of the building. Participants shown the video were unable to maintain orientation in the internal visited room. Results suggest that maintaining orientation to an external frame of reference requires either access to an external cue or active exploration. Without previous familiarity passive exposure was not sufficient to maintain orientation within the building.

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Accepted/In Press date: 26 March 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 29 March 2017
Published date: August 2017
Organisations: Cognition, Transportation Group

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Local EPrints ID: 409895
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/409895
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Date deposited: 01 Jun 2017 04:09
Last modified: 01 Aug 2017 16:32

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