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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.28
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-169130
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2022/16913/
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Cheng, Bingjie ; Lin, Enru ; Gramann, Klaus ; Wunderlich, Anna

Eye Blink-Related Brain Potentials During Landmark-Based Navigation in Virtual Reality (Short Paper)

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Abstract

Landmarks support navigation and spatial learning of environments by serving as cognitive anchors. However, little research has been done to investigate how the design of landmarks on mobile maps affects cognitive processing. To address this gap, the present study utilized a within-subjects design to experimentally examine how three different landmark densities (3 vs. 5 vs. 7 landmarks) on mobile maps influence users' spatial learning and cognitive load during navigation. Cognitive load was measured using electroencephalography (EEG). We applied an event-related analysis approach by utilizing eye blinks as naturalistic event markers to segment the EEG data. Results demonstrate that showing five landmarks along a given route to follow on a mobile map, compared to three and seven landmarks, improved spatial learning performance without taxing more cognitive resources. Our study shows that users' cognitive load and spatial learning outcomes should be considered when designing landmark-based navigation assistance systems.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{cheng_et_al:LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.28,
  author =	{Cheng, Bingjie and Lin, Enru and Gramann, Klaus and Wunderlich, Anna},
  title =	{{Eye Blink-Related Brain Potentials During Landmark-Based Navigation in Virtual Reality}},
  booktitle =	{15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2022)},
  pages =	{28:1--28:8},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-257-0},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{240},
  editor =	{Ishikawa, Toru and Fabrikant, Sara Irina and Winter, Stephan},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2022/16913},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-169130},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.COSIT.2022.28},
  annote =	{Keywords: spatial navigation, landmark, blink-related potentials, spatial learning, cognitive load, mobile map}
}

Keywords: spatial navigation, landmark, blink-related potentials, spatial learning, cognitive load, mobile map
Collection: 15th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2022)
Issue Date: 2022
Date of publication: 22.08.2022


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