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dc.contributor.authorCastillo Escamilla, Joaquín
dc.contributor.authorFernández Castro, José Javier
dc.contributor.authorBaliyan, Shishir
dc.contributor.authorOrtells Rodríguez, Juan José
dc.contributor.authorOrtells Pareja, Juan José
dc.contributor.authorCimadevilla Redondo, José Manuel
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T11:35:45Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T11:35:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-13
dc.identifier.issn2076-3425
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10835/8427
dc.description.abstractTraditionally, the medial temporal lobe has been considered a key brain region for spatial memory. Nevertheless, executive functions, such as working memory, also play an important role in complex behaviors, such as spatial navigation. Thus, the main goal of this study is to clarify the relationship between working memory capacity and spatial memory performance. Spatial memory was assessed using a virtual reality-based procedure, the Boxes Room task, and the visual working memory with the computer-based Change Localization Task. One hundred and twenty-three (n = 123) participants took part in this study. Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) revealed a statistically significant relationship between working memory capacity and spatial abilities. Thereafter, two subgroups n = 60, were formed according to their performance in the working memory task (1st and 4th quartiles, n = 30 each). Results demonstrate that participants with high working memory capacity committed fewer mistakes in the spatial task compared to the low working memory capacity group. Both groups improved their performance through repeated trials of the spatial task, thus showing that they could learn spatial layouts independent of their working memory capacity. In conclusion, these findings support that spatial memory performance is directly related to working memory skills. This could be relevant for spatial memory assessment in brain lesioned patients.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 orientationes_ES
dc.subjectnavigationes_ES
dc.subjectspatial learninges_ES
dc.subjecthippocampuses_ES
dc.subjectexecutive functionses_ES
dc.titleAllocentric Spatial Memory Performance in a Virtual Reality-Based Task is Conditioned by Visuospatial Working Memory Capacityes_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.mdpi.com/2076-3425/10/8/552es_ES
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