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ERIC Number: EJ836529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
Effects of Spatial Cueing on Representational Momentum
Hubbard, Timothy L.; Kumar, Anuradha Mohan; Carp, Charlotte L.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v35 n3 p666-677 May 2009
Effects of a spatial cue on representational momentum were examined. If a cue was present during or after target motion and indicated the location at which the target would vanish or had vanished, forward displacement of that target decreased. The decrease in forward displacement was larger when cues were present after target motion than when cues were present during target motion. If a cue was present during target motion, high-relevant cues (that indicated the final location of the target) led to larger decreases in forward displacement than did low-relevant cues (that indicated only the horizontal coordinate of the final location of the target). If a cue was present after target motion, there was a trend for low-relevant cues to lead to larger decreases in forward displacement than did high-relevant cues. Possible explanations involving displacement of the cue or landmark attraction are considered. Implications for the relationship of attention and representational momentum, and for whether representational momentum reflects an automatic process, are discussed. (Contains 5 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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