Memory for Object in Context and Congruency: An Eye Tracking Study of Object Memory in Full Term and Preterm Samples
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AbstractThe object in context paradigm was used to examine the effects of context and semantic congruence on object recognition memory for 6 adults born prematurely and 6 adults born full term. An eye tracker was used to track saccades during encoding and recognition phases for objects appearing in semantically congruent, incongruent, or fourier transform backgrounds. At recognition, the objects remained in the same context or were removed to a white background. Analysis revealed no accuracy differences for the preterm and full term group, but the preterm group spent more time looking at the background relative to the object than the full term group. Overall accuracy was lower for incongruent and Fourier transform conditions than congruent trials for both groups, but the effects of context were consistent across conditions. Implications and future directions will be discussed.
Degree ProgramHonors College