Studente AMIRHAFTEHRAN, SABA
Facoltà/Dipartimento Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale - DPG
Corso di studio COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE AND CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY
Anno Accademico 2021
Titolo originale The pilot of a new adapted A-not-B interactive online task
Titolo inglese The pilot of a new adapted A-not-B interactive online task
Abstract in italiano One of the recent issues in cognitive sciences is investigating the influence of the social setting on cognitive abilities rather than studying the solitary mind. Recent studies have shown the influence of social agent in memory modulation, especially in infancy. The current study investigated whether infants remember the new location of an object better if they witness the location change with the social agent. To this aim, the well-known A-not-B task was used. In this task, infants are asked to retrieve the hidden object after a short delay which they usually do correctly. After several retrievals of the object from the same location (location A), infants continue to search for it there even they see it was hidden at the new location (location B). Previous studies concluded that the delay between hiding and retrieving might interfere retroactively with the latest location memory, or the repeated successful retrieval from the first location might interfere proactively with the memory of the new location. As of our hypothesis, we performed the A-not-B task in two different social (co-witnessing the location change) and nonsocial (witnessing alone) conditions. We didn’t find a significant difference between conditions due to the ceiling effect caused by the subject’s age.
Abstract in inglese One of the recent issues in cognitive sciences is investigating the influence of the social setting on cognitive abilities rather than studying the solitary mind. Recent studies have shown the influence of social agent in memory modulation, especially in infancy. The current study investigated whether infants remember the new location of an object better if they witness the location change with the social agent. To this aim, the well-known A-not-B task was used. In this task, infants are asked to retrieve the hidden object after a short delay which they usually do correctly. After several retrievals of the object from the same location (location A), infants continue to search for it there even they see it was hidden at the new location (location B). Previous studies concluded that the delay between hiding and retrieving might interfere retroactively with the latest location memory, or the repeated successful retrieval from the first location might interfere proactively with the memory of the new location. As of our hypothesis, we performed the A-not-B task in two different social (co-witnessing the location change) and nonsocial (witnessing alone) conditions. We didn’t find a significant difference between conditions due to the ceiling effect caused by the subject’s age.
Parola chiave A-not-B task
Object location
memory
Social effect
altercentrism
Relatore FACOETTI, ANDREA
Appare nelle tipologie: Lauree magistrali
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