The orientation of young and older adults' mental representations of their home town with familiar and new landmarks.

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From: British Journal of Psychology(Vol. 111, Issue 4)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Document Type: Report
Length: 52 words

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A study was conducted to determine whether mental representations produced by familiarity with an environment have a north-up orientation. The findings show spatial mental representations of home towns are elaborate and flexible with regard to familiar landmarks. However, older adults' spatial memory about new landmarks is not enhanced by a familiar layout.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A656312349