A presentation by Lecturer Yoshiyuki Ueda and colleagues received a special award at the 83rd Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychological Association
Research conducted by Lecturer Yoshiyuki Ueda, Chifumi Sakata (head presenter; Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University) and Yusuke Moriguchi (Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University) received the special presentation award at the 83rd Annual Convention of the Japanese Psychological Association, which was held from September 11th to 13th, 2019, at Ritsumeikan University.
It is known that long-term memories of object information (i.e., learning) is facilitated when individuals performed an action with focusing on it. Additionally, the learning is more facilitated when they are working with paying attention to the same object with others together. In daily life, however, there are many “parallel action” situations in which different people work together, but pay attention to different objects (for example, when people work together in the same space). This study used the contextual cueing effect of visual search to examine whether the object which other people attended to is learned as well as the object which they attended to in a parallel action situation, due to attention spilling onto the co-actor’s attended objects. The results indicated that in such a situation, it was difficult to pay attention to the object which others attended, and learning was facilitated only for objects which participants attended to.
The research was conducted in the laboratory (Collaborative Cognitive Science Laboratory) of the Kokoro Research Center Annex.
Attention Allocation and Statistical Learning in Parallel Action with Others
1 Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
2 Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University