ŠIKL, Radovan, Hana SVATOŇOVÁ, Filip DĚCHTĚRENKO and Tomáš URBÁNEK. Visual recognition memory for scenes in aerial photographs: Exploring the role of expertise. Acta Psychologica. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2019, vol. 197, June 2019, p. 23-31. ISSN 0001-6918. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.04.019.
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Original name Visual recognition memory for scenes in aerial photographs: Exploring the role of expertise
Authors ŠIKL, Radovan (203 Czech Republic, guarantor), Hana SVATOŇOVÁ (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Filip DĚCHTĚRENKO (203 Czech Republic) and Tomáš URBÁNEK (203 Czech Republic).
Edition Acta Psychologica, Amsterdam, Elsevier, 2019, 0001-6918.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50101 Psychology
Country of publisher Netherlands
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Impact factor Impact factor: 1.380
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14410/19:00112988
Organization unit Faculty of Education
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.04.019
UT WoS 000473377100004
Keywords in English Visual recognition memory; Expertise; Aerial photographs; Scene perception
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Dana Nesnídalová, učo 831. Changed: 1/4/2020 15:12.
Aerial photographs depict objects from an overhead position, which gives them several unusual visual characteristics that are challenging for viewers to perceive and memorize. However, even for untrained viewers, aerial photographs are still meaningful and rich with contextual information. Such visual stimulus properties are considered appropriate and important when testing for expertise effects in visual recognition memory. The current experiment investigated memory recognition in expert image analysts and untrained viewers using two types of aerial photographs. The experts were better than untrained viewers at recognizing both vertical aerial photographs, which is the domain of their expertise, and oblique aerial photographs. Thus, one notable finding is that the superior memory performance of experts is not limited to a domain of expertise but extends to a broader category of large-scale landscape scenes. Furthermore, the experts' recognition accuracy remained relatively stable throughout the experimental conditions, illustrating the ability to use semantic information over strictly visual information in memory processes.
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