Laura Tascón

Laura Tascón
Universidad Internacional de La Rioja | UNIR

Doctor of Psychology

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Additional affiliations
November 2020 - present
University of Cordoba (Spain)
Position
  • Dr
January 2019 - October 2020
Universidad Internacional de La Rioja
Position
  • Dr
May 2016 - July 2016
Foundation Santa Lucia
Position
  • Short stay for researching
Education
September 2017 - July 2018
Universidad de Almería
Field of study
  • Neuropsychology
September 2013 - September 2018
Universidad de Almería
Field of study
  • Spatial memory
September 2011 - July 2012
Universidad de Sevilla
Field of study
  • Neuropsychology

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Publications (10)
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Objective: Behavioral achievements are the product of brain maturation. During postnatal development, the medial temporal lobe completes its maturation, and children acquire new memory abilities. In recent years, virtual reality-based tasks have been introduced in the neuropsychology field to assess different cognitive functions. In this work, des...
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Spatial memory has been studied through different instruments and tools with different modalities of administration. The cognitive load varies depending on the measure used and it should be taken into account to correctly interpret results. The aim of this research was to analyze how men and women perform three different spatial memory tasks with t...
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Individual factors like gender and familiarity can affect the kind of environmental representation that a person acquires during spatial navigation. Men seem to prefer relying on map-like survey representations, while women prefer using sequential route representations. Moreover, a good familiarity with the environment allows more complete environm...
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Spatial memory is a cognitive ability which declines with ageing thus showing changes in some process such as the use of allocentric strategies. These age-related changes in spatial orientation suggest that this skill could be an adequate marker of cognitive decline. Many tasks used in investigation to assess spatial memory demand a participant’s a...
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Far space and near space refer to different spatial features in which we unfold our behaviour. On the one hand, classical visuospatial neuropsychological tests assess spatial abilities in the near space; on the other, far space typically involves new spatial memory tasks in which participants display their behaviour in an environment, either intera...
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Spatial memory enables us to locate places and objects in space, to determine our position and manage spatial relationships in our environment. Our operations are displayed in a space that sometimes is inaccessible. In this case, the impossibility of movement within the context forces individuals to rely on the information gathered from limited vie...
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Field independence refers to the ability to perceive details from the surrounding context as a whole and to represent the environment by relying on an internal reference frame. Conversely, field dependence individuals tend to focus their attention on single environmental features analysing them individually. This cognitive style affects several vis...
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Many different human spatial memory tasks were developed in the last two decades. Virtual reality based tasks make possible developing different scenarios and situations to assess spatial orientation but sometimes these tasks are complex for specific populations like children and older-adults. A new spatial task with a very limited technological re...
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The efficacy of active virtual reality based tasks to measure spatial memory is well known. Sometimes, studies have used recognition tests to assess memory retrieval. This process requires comparing the sample image with the representation built in the brain about the experimental context. The perspective of the image presented could also have an i...
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Cognitive skills decline with age. Our ability to keep oriented in our surrounding environment was demonstrated to be influenced by factors like age and gender. Introduction of virtual reality based tasks improved assessment of spatial memory in humans. In this study, spatial orientation was assessed in a virtual memory task in order to determine t...

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