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ERIC Number: EJ922953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
No Sex Differences in Spatial Location Memory for Abstract Designs
Rahman, Qazi; Bakare, Monsurat; Serinsu, Ceydan
Brain and Cognition, v76 n1 p15-19 Jun 2011
Previous research has demonstrated a female advantage, albeit imperfectly, on tests of object location memory where object identity information is readily available. However, spatial and visual elements are often confounded in the experimental tasks used. Here spatial and visual memory performance was compared in 30 men and 30 women by presenting 12 abstract designs in a spatial array for recall and recognition (visual memory) and spatial location ("object" location memory). Object location memory was measured via a sensitive absolute displacement score defined as the distance in mms between the position assigned to the object during recall and the actual position it originally occupied. There were no sex differences in either the visual or spatial location tests. Controlling for age and estimated IQ scores made no impact on the results. These data suggest an absence of a sex difference in purely visual and spatial aspects of object location memory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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