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Rummage search by expert dyads, novice dyads and novice individuals for objects hidden in houses

Rummage search by expert dyads, novice dyads and novice individuals for objects hidden in houses
Rummage search by expert dyads, novice dyads and novice individuals for objects hidden in houses
Rummage search is the visual and haptic search of complex environments for targets. In this study, rummage search was explored using a novel analytic framework with expert dyads and novice dyads, as well as novice individuals. Participants sought an unknown number of targets placed in four rooms of a residential house. Some targets were plainly visible whereas others were hidden, and could only be found through haptic examination. Expert dyads were very good at the task, conducting a slowed, double-checking exhaustive search, while novices both failed to fixate potential target locations, and failed to carry out the appropriate action required to search those locations exhaustively. The novice dyads examined more than the novice individuals, but became more superficial in their search. We conclude that effective rummage searching is a skill enhanced by training.
1350-6285
Riggs, Charlotte A.
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Godwin, Hayward J.
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Mann, Carl
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Smith, Sarah J.
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Boardman, Michael
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Mann, Carl
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Smith, Sarah J.
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Boardman, Michael
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Riggs, Charlotte A., Godwin, Hayward J., Mann, Carl, Smith, Sarah J., Boardman, Michael, Liversedge, Simon P. and Donnelly, Nicholas (2018) Rummage search by expert dyads, novice dyads and novice individuals for objects hidden in houses. Visual Cognition. (doi:10.1080/13506285.2018.1445678).

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Rummage search is the visual and haptic search of complex environments for targets. In this study, rummage search was explored using a novel analytic framework with expert dyads and novice dyads, as well as novice individuals. Participants sought an unknown number of targets placed in four rooms of a residential house. Some targets were plainly visible whereas others were hidden, and could only be found through haptic examination. Expert dyads were very good at the task, conducting a slowed, double-checking exhaustive search, while novices both failed to fixate potential target locations, and failed to carry out the appropriate action required to search those locations exhaustively. The novice dyads examined more than the novice individuals, but became more superficial in their search. We conclude that effective rummage searching is a skill enhanced by training.

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Accepted/In Press date: 12 February 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 22 April 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 418530
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/418530
ISSN: 1350-6285
PURE UUID: 4ca5d654-72b0-42f4-9f82-5a8afb8ea0ea

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Date deposited: 09 Mar 2018 17:31
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 04:13

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Author: Charlotte A. Riggs
Author: Carl Mann
Author: Sarah J. Smith
Author: Michael Boardman
Author: Simon P. Liversedge
Author: Nicholas Donnelly

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