Examining the Role of Scene Content, Cognitive Function, and Demographic Factors on Boundary Extension

  • Nazlican Senyurt Near East University, Near East Boulevard, 99138, Nicosia/TRNC
  • Ebru Cakici Near East University, Near East Boulevard, 99138, Nicosia/TRNC
Keywords: Boundary extension, visuospatial memory, scene perception, visual cognition, cognitive functioning

Abstract

Boundary Extension is a visual memory error that observer recall scene as wider-angle than was presented. The purpose of the current experiment was to examine scene content and relation of visuospatial memory with boundary extension in terms of cognitive functioning. Another aim of the study was to investigate the effect of factors effecting on boundary extension based on demographic information like gender, educational background and knowledge of foreign languages. WMS-R Visual Reproduction Sub-test  and Benton Judgement of Line Orientation were used to measure visuospatial memory. Recognition task method used with five-point likert scale in the experiment. Results showed significant negative relationship between boundary extension and visuospatial memory. Moreover, language and educational background found having significantly negative relationship on boundary extension. Higher education and knowledge of foreign languages were found as factors reducing boundary extension. Subjects showed significantly more boundary extension at the scenes with focal objects. Emotional content of scenes and gender difference did not appear as factor on boundary extension. This study demonstrated that boundary extension is under influence of not only characteristics of the stimuli but also cognitive functioning of subjects.

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Published
2019-09-24
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Senyurt, N., & Cakici , E. (2019). Examining the Role of Scene Content, Cognitive Function, and Demographic Factors on Boundary Extension. International Journal of Applied Sciences: Current and Future Research Trends , 2(01), 1-18. Retrieved from https://ijascfrtjournal.isrra.org/index.php/Applied_Sciences_Journal/article/view/1134
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