Memory for colours, shapes, analogous numbers and words differ spatially in recall

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Lucas, Richard
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BA in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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Using a laptop computer to display arrangements of visually presented stimuli. Participants, drawn from an opportunity group, recalled the positions of the stimulitimuli after completing a distraction task. In a within participants design experiment an effect was sought if the recall of the stimuli would indicate a measure of spatial representations could be attributed to the categorically distinct stimuli. A measure was taken of recalled stimuli as being correct, adjacent or ircorrectly positioned. Measures were taken from a series of trials and the nominal data subjected to a chi square test. A result of significance result was found between several of the categories. A spatial representation within visual stimuli does seem to affect spatial recall.