Advanced search
1 file | 1.31 MB Add to list

Order information in verbal working memory shifts the subjective midpoint in both the line bisection and the landmark tasks

Author
Organization
Abstract
A largely substantiated view in the domain of working memory is that the maintenance of serial order is achieved by generating associations of each item with an independent representation of its position, so-called position markers. Recent studies reported that the ordinal position of an item in verbal working memory interacts with spatial processing. This suggests that position markers might be spatial in nature. However, these interactions were so far observed in tasks implying a clear binary categorization of space (i.e., with left and right responses or targets). Such binary categorizations leave room for alternative interpretations, such as congruency between non-spatial categorical codes for ordinal position (e.g., begin and end) and spatial categorical codes for response (e.g., left and right). Here we discard this interpretation by providing evidence that this interaction can also be observed in a task that draws upon a continuous processing of space, the line bisection task. Specifically, bisections are modulated by ordinal position in verbal working memory, with lines bisected more towards the right after retrieving items from the end compared to the beginning of the memorized sequence. This supports the idea that position markers are intrinsically spatial in nature.
Keywords
Bisection tasks, Ordinal information processing, Spatial attention, Working memory

Downloads

  • (...).pdf
    • full text
    • |
    • UGent only
    • |
    • PDF
    • |
    • 1.31 MB

Citation

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:

MLA
Antoine, Sophie et al. “Order Information in Verbal Working Memory Shifts the Subjective Midpoint in Both the Line Bisection and the Landmark Tasks.” QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 70.10 (2017): 1973–1983. Print.
APA
Antoine, S., Ranzini, M., Gebuis, T., van Dijck, J.-P., & Gevers, W. (2017). Order information in verbal working memory shifts the subjective midpoint in both the line bisection and the landmark tasks. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 70(10), 1973–1983.
Chicago author-date
Antoine, Sophie, Mariagrazia Ranzini, Titia Gebuis, Jean-Philippe van Dijck, and Wim Gevers. 2017. “Order Information in Verbal Working Memory Shifts the Subjective Midpoint in Both the Line Bisection and the Landmark Tasks.” Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 70 (10): 1973–1983.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Antoine, Sophie, Mariagrazia Ranzini, Titia Gebuis, Jean-Philippe van Dijck, and Wim Gevers. 2017. “Order Information in Verbal Working Memory Shifts the Subjective Midpoint in Both the Line Bisection and the Landmark Tasks.” Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 70 (10): 1973–1983.
Vancouver
1.
Antoine S, Ranzini M, Gebuis T, van Dijck J-P, Gevers W. Order information in verbal working memory shifts the subjective midpoint in both the line bisection and the landmark tasks. QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. SAGE Publications; 2017;70(10):1973–83.
IEEE
[1]
S. Antoine, M. Ranzini, T. Gebuis, J.-P. van Dijck, and W. Gevers, “Order information in verbal working memory shifts the subjective midpoint in both the line bisection and the landmark tasks,” QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 70, no. 10, pp. 1973–1983, 2017.
@article{8541032,
  abstract     = {A largely substantiated view in the domain of working memory is that the maintenance of serial order is achieved by generating associations of each item with an independent representation of its position, so-called position markers. Recent studies reported that the ordinal position of an item in verbal working memory interacts with spatial processing. This suggests that position markers might be spatial in nature. However, these interactions were so far observed in tasks implying a clear binary categorization of space (i.e., with left and right responses or targets). Such binary categorizations leave room for alternative interpretations, such as congruency between non-spatial categorical codes for ordinal position (e.g., begin and end) and spatial categorical codes for response (e.g., left and right). Here we discard this interpretation by providing evidence that this interaction can also be observed in a task that draws upon a continuous processing of space, the line bisection task. Specifically, bisections are modulated by ordinal position in verbal working memory, with lines bisected more towards the right after retrieving items from the end compared to the beginning of the memorized sequence. This supports the idea that position markers are intrinsically spatial in nature.},
  author       = {Antoine, Sophie and Ranzini, Mariagrazia and Gebuis, Titia and van Dijck, Jean-Philippe and Gevers, Wim},
  issn         = {1747-0218},
  journal      = {QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY},
  keywords     = {Bisection tasks,Ordinal information processing,Spatial attention,Working memory},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {1973--1983},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  title        = {Order information in verbal working memory shifts the subjective midpoint in both the line bisection and the landmark tasks},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2016.1217246},
  volume       = {70},
  year         = {2017},
}

Altmetric
View in Altmetric
Web of Science
Times cited: