The role of chunking in drawing Rey complex figure

Obaidellah, U H and Cheng, P C-H (2015) The role of chunking in drawing Rey complex figure. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 120 (2). pp. 535-555. ISSN 0031-5125

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Abstract

The study investigated the effects of chunking and perceptual pat- terns that guide the drawings of Rey complex figure. Ten adult participants (M age = 22.2 yr., SD = 4.1) reproduced a single stimulus in four drawing modes includ- ing delayed recall, tracing, copying, and immediate recall across 10 sessions pro- ducing a total of 400 trials. It was hypothesized that the effect of chunking is most obvious in the free recall tasks than in the tracing or copying tasks. Measures such as pauses, patterns of drawings, and transitions among patterns of drawings sug- gested that participants used chunking to aid rapid learning of the diagram. The analysis of the participants' sequence of chunk production further revealed that they used a spatial schema to organize the chunks. Findings from this study pro- vide additional evidence to support prior studies that claim graphical information is hierarchically organized.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Chunking, drawing, Rey figure, spatial schema, hierarchical organisation
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QZ Psychology
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Depositing User: Peter Cheng
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 09:28
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 01:37
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/60864

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