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Pages: 7461-7465
Publication year: 2021
ISBN: 978-84-09-27666-0
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2021.1498

Conference name: 15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-9 March, 2021
Location: Online Conference

TAKE A SEAT. THE INFLUENCE OF DISTANCE TO THE BLACKBOARD ON ATTENTION AND MEMORY PERFORMANCE

J.L. Higuera-Trujillo, J. Marín-Morales, C. Llinares

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia - Instituto i3b (SPAIN)
The space around us influences our cognitive performance. There are more and more guidelines on how to design the space around us to improve cognitive abilities. The context of university classrooms is often taken as the context of studies. Since classrooms of this type can be especially large, a question still arises: does distance to the blackboard influence student performance? This was the objective of the present study: to study the effect of the students’ distance to the blackboard on their cognitive performance; specifically, on attention and memory. For this purpose, a field study was conducted using virtual reality. 75 university students carried out performance tests in attention (reaction time to auditory stimuli) and memory (remembering an auditory list of words) while immersed in a photorealistic virtual classroom replicating a physical one. This was repeated in three different design situations: X m, X-0.6 m, and X-1.2 m; X being the distance to the blackboard of the second row of seats in the original design. Analyses indicate that the distance to the blackboard significantly affects attention and memory performance: as the distance increases, attention performance increases, but memory performance decreases. Results may be of interest for designers involved with these spaces, for educators interested in improving the cognitive abilities of their students by modifying the dynamics of their classes, and for researchers involved in how space can affect cognitive processes.
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title = {TAKE A SEAT. THE INFLUENCE OF DISTANCE TO THE BLACKBOARD ON ATTENTION AND MEMORY PERFORMANCE},
series = {15th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
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SN - 978-84-09-27666-0/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2021.1498
PY - 2021
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J.L. Higuera-Trujillo, J. Marín-Morales, C. Llinares (2021) TAKE A SEAT. THE INFLUENCE OF DISTANCE TO THE BLACKBOARD ON ATTENTION AND MEMORY PERFORMANCE, INTED2021 Proceedings, pp. 7461-7465.
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