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dc.contributor.advisorStankiewicz, Brian J.
dc.creatorPitts, Jane Karen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-14T14:03:30Z
dc.date.available2017-06-14T14:03:30Z
dc.date.issued2006-05
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2MK65F15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/47213
dc.description.abstractOften when navigating through a familiar environment, one can become disoriented or lost. We are interested in the process by which one becomes re-oriented. The current thesis investigates two possible strategies: backtracking versus intelligent search. The backtracking strategy states that people choose one of a set of locations in the environment that they could be in and navigate accordingly. Upon receiving an inconsistent observation, they backtrack through their memory of their previous actions and observations and choose another location. This continues until the correct location is chosen. The intelligent search strategy states that people search the environment for one of a small number of memorized observations. We found that without landmarks, people have poor path and view memory, but seem to behave according to an intelligent search. With landmarks, people's memory for the actions and observations is much better, and the data suggest that participants might be using both strategies.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectOrientationen_US
dc.subjectBacktrackingen_US
dc.subjectIntelligent searchen_US
dc.titleRole of path memory and intelligent search in spatial localizationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
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