David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
German and English speakers employ different strategies to encode static spatial scenes involving the axial position (standing vs. lying) of an inanimate figure object with respect to a ground object. In a series of three experiments, we show that this linguistic difference is not reflected in native speakers’ ability to detect changes in axial position in nonlinguistic memory tasks. Furthermore, even when participants are required to use language to encode a spatial scene, they do not rely on language during a recognition memory task. These results have implications for the relationship between language and visual memory
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Mengistu Amberber (ed.) (2007). The Language of Memory in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective. John Benjamins.
Panos Athanasopoulos & Emanuel Bylund (2013). Does Grammatical Aspect Affect Motion Event Cognition? A Cross-Linguistic Comparison of English and Swedish Speakers. Cognitive Science 37 (2):286-309.
Anna Papafragou (2010). Source-Goal Asymmetries in Motion Representation: Implications for Language Production and Comprehension. Cognitive Science 34 (6):1064-1092.
Anna Papafragou (2002). Shake, Rattle, 'N' Roll: The Representation of Motion in Language and Cognition. Cognition 84 (2):189-219.
Wen Wen, Toru Ishikawa & Takao Sato (2013). Individual Differences in the Encoding Processes of Egocentric and Allocentric Survey Knowledge. Cognitive Science 37 (1):176-192.
Alison Capon, Simon Handley & Ian Dennis (2003). Working Memory and Reasoning: An Individual Differences Perspective. Thinking and Reasoning 9 (3):203 – 244.
John Sutton (2007). Language, Memory, and Concepts of Memory: Semantic Diversity and Scientific Psychology. In Mengistu Amberber (ed.), The Language of Memory in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective. John Benjamins. 41-65.
John C. Trueswell & Anna Papafragou, Perceiving and Remembering Events Cross-Linguistically: Evidence From Dual-Task Paradigms.
Mihály Racsmány, Ágnes Lukács, Csaba Pléh & Ildikó Király (2001). Some Cognitive Tools for Word Learning: The Role of Working Memory and Goal Preference. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (6):1115-1117.
K. J. Gilhooly, V. Wynn, L. H. Phillips, R. H. Logie & S. Della Sala (2002). Visuo-Spatial and Verbal Working Memory in the Five-Disc Tower of London Task: An Individual Differences Approach. Thinking and Reasoning 8 (3):165 – 178.
John Schwenkler (2012). Does Visual Spatial Awareness Require the Visual Awareness of Space? Mind and Language 27 (3):308-329.
John Campbell (2007). What's the Role of Spatial Awareness in Visual Perception of Objects? Mind and Language 22 (5):548–562.
Karl Christoph Klauer (1997). Working Memory Involvement in Propositional and Spatial Reasoning. Thinking and Reasoning 3 (1):9 – 47.
John Sutton (2002). Cognitive Conceptions of Language and the Development of Autobiographical Memory. Language and Communication 22 (3):375-390.
Added to index2010-09-05
Total downloads5 ( #178,728 of 1,088,398 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,601 of 1,088,398 )
How can I increase my downloads?