Cognitive adaptation: spatial memory or attentional processing. a comment on Furley and Memmert (2010)

R. Allen, E. Fioratou, P. McGeorge

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    Abstract

    This commentary considers the paper by Furley and Memmert (2010) who sought to test the respective validities of the specific processing and cognitive adaptation hypotheses. That they found no evidence of a difference between experienced basketball players and nonathletes on the Corsi block task, a measure of spatial memory, led them to infer support for the specific processing hypothesis, namely that differences between experts and novices manifest themselves only in processes related specifically to the domain of expertise. An alternative interpretation is offered, indicating possible confounds and referring to recent research that suggests Corsi block and dynamic spatial tasks depend upon different neuronal networks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)243-246
    Number of pages4
    JournalPerceptual and Motor Skills
    Volume112
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • MULTIPLE-OBJECT TRACKING
    • TASK
    • TARGET TRACKING
    • CHILDREN
    • EXPERTISE
    • ENUMERATION
    • INSIGHT

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