Orientation specific and geometric determinant of mental representation of the virtual room

Zhiqiang Luo, Henry Been Lirn Duh

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Subjects in the experiment reported observed the same spatial layout in the rectangular room and the cylindrical room from the exocentric (450) perspective first and then the egocentric (00) perspective. The mental representations of space were testified by the judgment of relative direction between objects. The results showed that subjects represented the spatial horizontal relation more accurately along the imagined direction that paralleled to the wall in the rectangular room but along the imagined direction that was ever faced in the cylindrical room. The rectangular room better facilitated the coding of spatial vertical information than the cylindrical room. Subjects could respond faster when retrieving the spatial relations in the direction faced during the observation. The data indicated that the orientation-specific representation was constructed and the environmental geometry could influence the accuracy of spatial direction in mind.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Reality - Second International Conference, ICVR 2007. Held as part of HCI International 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783540733348
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Virtual Reality, ICVR 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 22 Jul 200727 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4563 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2nd International Conference on Virtual Reality, ICVR 2007


  • Geometry
  • Mental representation
  • Perspective
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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