Immediate and delayed recall of a small-scale spatial array

Michael Tlauka, Phillip Donaldson, Daniel Bonnar

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    The study examined people's spatial memory of a small-scale array of objects. Earlier work has primarily relied on short-retention intervals, and to date it is not known whether performance is affected by longer intervals between learning and recall. In the present investigation, university students studied seven target objects. Recall was tested immediately after learning and after an interval of seven days. Performance was found to be similar in the immediate and delayed conditions, and the results suggested that recall was facilitated by egocentric and intrinsic cues. The findings are discussed with reference to recent investigations that have shown task parameters can influence spatial recall.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)420-426
    Number of pages7
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2015


    • Egocentric cues
    • Forgetting
    • Frame of reference
    • Intrinsic cues
    • Spatial memory


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