Conceptual effects on representational momentum

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Journal titleJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
ISSN0096-1523
1939-1277
Volume22
Issue4
AbstractFour experiments addressed the question of whether prior knowledge of an object's typical movement in the real world affects the representation of motion. Representational momentum (RM) is the tendency for the short-term memory representation of an object to undergo a transformation corresponding to the object's trajectory. Using the standard RM paradigm, the RM elicited by objects with different typical motions was compared. Results indicate that conceptual knowledge about an object's typical motion affects the magnitude of RM and, as such, the representation of motion.
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PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC numberNRCC 40200
NPARC number8913302
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