Memory for Object in Context and Congruency: An Eye Tracking Study of Object Memory in Full Term and Preterm Samples

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Title:
Memory for Object in Context and Congruency: An Eye Tracking Study of Object Memory in Full Term and Preterm Samples
Author:
Goldman, Marissa Anne
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The object in context paradigm was used to examine the effects of context and semantic congruence on object recognition memory for 6 adults born prematurely and 6 adults born full term. An eye tracker was used to track saccades during encoding and recognition phases for objects appearing in semantically congruent, incongruent, or fourier transform backgrounds. At recognition, the objects remained in the same context or were removed to a white background. Analysis revealed no accuracy differences for the preterm and full term group, but the preterm group spent more time looking at the background relative to the object than the full term group. Overall accuracy was lower for incongruent and Fourier transform conditions than congruent trials for both groups, but the effects of context were consistent across conditions. Implications and future directions will be discussed.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Edgin, Jamie

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleMemory for Object in Context and Congruency: An Eye Tracking Study of Object Memory in Full Term and Preterm Samplesen_US
dc.creatorGoldman, Marissa Anneen
dc.contributor.authorGoldman, Marissa Anneen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe object in context paradigm was used to examine the effects of context and semantic congruence on object recognition memory for 6 adults born prematurely and 6 adults born full term. An eye tracker was used to track saccades during encoding and recognition phases for objects appearing in semantically congruent, incongruent, or fourier transform backgrounds. At recognition, the objects remained in the same context or were removed to a white background. Analysis revealed no accuracy differences for the preterm and full term group, but the preterm group spent more time looking at the background relative to the object than the full term group. Overall accuracy was lower for incongruent and Fourier transform conditions than congruent trials for both groups, but the effects of context were consistent across conditions. Implications and future directions will be discussed.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorEdgin, Jamieen
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