Allocentric egocentric updating spatial memories
In fact, allocentrics ¿believe, feel, and act very much like collectivists do around the world.
Subsequently and during f MRI, participants performed an episodic word recognition task.
Pointing performance was best when the imagined heading was parallel to the learning view, even when participants were facing in other directions.
Pointing performance was also better when the actual and the imagined headings were the same than when they were different. These findings indicated that spatial reference directions in memory were not updated during locomotion.
For example, a person's spatial memory is required in order to navigate around a familiar city, just as a rat's spatial memory is needed to learn the location of food at the end of a maze.
It is often argued that in both humans and animals, spatial memories are summarized as a cognitive map.