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Experiment Author: Adapted from STEP and used with permission of Brian MacWhinney
This experiment is primarily based upon two neuroimaging papers which explore the neural correlates of mental exploration and encoding in route and survey perspectives.
In this experiment, judge the absolute distance between two objects. Names of two objects will appear, one after the other on screen. There is a brief pause to visualize the objects locations in relationship to each other and to decide the distance in feet between each object. After a brief pause a line of numbers, 1-9, appears on screen. Respond by pressing any of the corresponding keys representing the distance in feet between each object.