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dc.contributor.authorKemps, Eva Bertha
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-09T23:08:59Z
dc.date.available2014-10-09T23:08:59Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationKemps, E. (1999). Effects of complexity on visuo-spatial working memory. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 11, 335-356.en
dc.identifier.issn0954-1446
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/34999
dc.descriptionAuthor version made available in accordance with the publisher's policy.en
dc.description.abstractFour experiments are reported in which the effect of complexity on short-term retention of visuo-spatial material was explored. The determinants of complexity can be separated into a quantitative factor, which sets an upper bound on complexity, and a structural factor, which reduces complexity. Variants of the Corsi blocks task were administered across the various experiments. Quantitative complexity was manipulated through the number of blocks on the board. Structural complexity was induced through the positioning of the blocks. Visuo-spatial span was found to be susceptible to both measures of complexity. Performance was inversely related to the number of blocks. Recall was also better when the blocks were positioned in a matrix than in a random fashion. Moreover, the effect of complexity was shown to be moderated by an interaction between structure and amount of information presented. These results demonstrate that complexity is an important characteristic of visuo-spatial working memory. This phenomenon may be used to further explore the properties of the visuo-spatial sketch pad, and advance its theoretical development.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.rights© 1999 Psychology Press Ltden
dc.titleEffects of Complexity on Visuo-spatial Working Memoryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/713752320en
dc.rights.holderPsychology Press Ltden
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupKemps, Eva Bertha: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0161-2960en_US


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