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dc.contributor.authorBocchi, Alessia
dc.contributor.authorPalmiero, Massimiliano
dc.contributor.authorCimadevilla Redondo, Jose Manuel
dc.contributor.authorTascón, Laura
dc.contributor.authorNori, Raffaella
dc.contributor.authorPiccardi, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-22T08:32:14Z
dc.date.available2021-07-22T08:32:14Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-22
dc.identifier.issn2076-3425
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10835/12030
dc.description.abstractndividual factors like gender and familiarity can affect the kind of environmental representation that a person acquires during spatial navigation. Men seem to prefer relying on map-like survey representations, while women prefer using sequential route representations. Moreover, a good familiarity with the environment allows more complete environmental representations. This study was aimed at investigating gender differences in two different object-position learning tasks (i.e., Almeria Boxes Tasks) assuming a route or a survey perspective also considering the role of environmental familiarity. Two groups of participants had to learn the position of boxes placed in a virtual room. Participants had several trials, so that familiarity with the environment could increase. In both tasks, the effects of gender and familiarity were found, and only in the route perspective did an interaction effect emerge. This suggests that gender differences can be found regardless of the perspective taken, with men outperforming women in navigational tasks. However, in the route task, gender differences appeared only at the initial phase of learning, when the environment was unexplored, and disappeared when familiarity with the environment increased. This is consistent with studies showing that familiarity can mitigate gender differences in spatial tasks, especially in more complex ones.es_ES
dc.language.isoenes_ES
dc.publisherMDPIes_ES
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectspatial navigationes_ES
dc.subjectsex differenceses_ES
dc.subjectenvironment familiarityes_ES
dc.subjectspatial learninges_ES
dc.subjectspatial knowledgees_ES
dc.subjectroutees_ES
dc.subjectsurveyes_ES
dc.subjectvirtual environmentses_ES
dc.titleThe Role of Gender and Familiarity in a Modified Version of the Almeria Boxes Room Spatial Taskes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/11/6/681es_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses_ES


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