Selection of Spatial Reference Directions Prior to Seeing Objects
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AbstractThree experiments examined the temporal characteristics in selection of a spatial reference direction. Participants learned a layout of objects presented sequentially in a random order. An array of disks with a symmetric axis different from participants&#39; learning viewpoint was presented before, during, or after learning objects&#39; locations. The results showed that the symmetric axis determined selection of a spatial reference direction when participants perceived the disk array before or during, but not after, learning the objects&#39; locations. These results indicated that participants selected a reference direction prior to seeing objects.