Individual and Strategy Differences in an Allocentric-Heading Recall Task. Conference Paper uri icon


  • articipants estimated allocentric headings using pictures of familiar buildings around a college campus, in an allocentric-heading recall task. A weak relationship between sense-of-direction and accuracy, an alignment effect, and a novel relationship between strategy and accuracy were found. These results demonstrate that sense-of-direction and strategy use differentially affect accuracy across heading disparities. Our findings suggest that individual differences and strategy differences need to be incorporated into current hypotheses regarding allocentric-heading specifically, into the animal-model hypothesis.

name of conference

  • Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2013, Berlin, Germany, July 31 - August 3, 2013

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

author list (cited authors)

  • Burte, H., & Hegarty, M.

complete list of authors

  • Burte, H||Hegarty, M

publication date

  • January 1, 2013 11:11 AM