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dc.contributor.authorCutmore, Timothyen_US
dc.contributor.authorHine, Trevoren_US
dc.contributor.authorMaberly, Kerryen_US
dc.contributor.authorHawgood, Granten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:56:13Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:56:13Z
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.issn10715819en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1006/ijhc.2000.0389en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/3390
dc.description.abstractVirtual environments (VEs) are becoming popular as media for training, modelling and entertainment. Little is known, however, about the factors that affect efficient and rapid acquisition of knowledge using this technology. Five experiments examined the influence of gender, passive/active navigation, cognitive style, hemispheric activation measured by electroencephalography and display information on the acquisition of two types of navigational knowledge using a VE: route and survey knowledge. Males acquired route knowledge from landmarks faster than females. In situations where survey knowledge must be used, proficiency in visual-spatial cognition is associated with better performance. The right cerebral hemisphere appears to be more activated than the left during navigational learning in a VE. In identifying cognitive factors that influence VE navigation, these results have a number of implications in the use of VEs for training purposes and may assist in linking processes involved in navigation to a more general framework of visual-spatial processing and mental imagery.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUKen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom223en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto249en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume53en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410000en_US
dc.titleCognitive and gender factors influencing navigation in a virtual environmenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.date.issued2015-05-05T05:03:29Z
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