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SPATIALCOGNITION
1998
Springer

Spatial Orientation in Virtual Environments: Background Considerations and Experiments

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Spatial Orientation in Virtual Environments: Background Considerations and Experiments
Spatial orientation strongly relies on visual and whole-body information available while moving through space. As virtual environments allow to isolate the contribution of visual information from the contribution of whole-body information, they are an attractive methodological means to investigate the role of visual information for spatial orientation. Using an elementary spatial orientation task (triangle completion) in a simple virtual environment we studied the effect of amount of simultaneously available visual information (geometric field of view) and triangle layout on the integration and uptake of directional (turn) and distance information under visual simulation conditions. While the amount of simultaneously available visual information had no effect on homing errors, triangle layout substantially affected homing errors. Further analysis of the observed homing errors by means of an Encoding Error Model revealed that subjects navigating under visual simulation conditions had pr...
Fredrik Wartenberg, Mark May, Patrick Péruc
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Type Conference
Year 1998
Where SPATIALCOGNITION
Authors Fredrik Wartenberg, Mark May, Patrick Péruch
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