University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Route learning and shortcut performance in adults with intellectual disability: A study with virtual environments

Mengue-Topio, Hursula, Courbois, Yannick, Farran, Emily K. and Sockeel, Pascal (2011) Route learning and shortcut performance in adults with intellectual disability: A study with virtual environments RESEARCH IN DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, 32 (1). pp. 345-352.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

The ability to learn routes though a virtual environment (VE) and to make a novel shortcutbetween two locations was assessed in 18 adults with intellectual disability and 18 adults without intellectual disability matched on chronological age. Participants explored two routes (A,B and A,C) until they reached a learning criterion. Then, they were placed at B and were asked to find the shortest way to C (B, C, five trials). Participants in both groups could learn the routes, but most of the participants with intellectual disability could not find the shortest route between B and C. However, the results also revealed important individual differences within the intellectual disability group, with some participants exhibiting more efficient wayfinding behaviour than others. Individuals with intellectual disability may differ in the kind of spatial knowledge they extract from the environment and/or in the strategy they use to learn routes.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Mengue-Topio, Hursula
Courbois, Yannick
Farran, Emily K.e.farran@surrey.ac.uk
Sockeel, Pascal
Date : 1 January 2011
DOI : 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.10.014
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 28 Jun 2019 10:28
Last Modified : 28 Jun 2019 10:28
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/850237

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800