空間型電子記憶術に関する研究 : 基本概念の提案と登録操作の特性 [in Japanese] SROM: Spatial Electronic Mnemonics : Basic concepts and the characteristics of registration process [in Japanese]
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In this paper we propose a novel approach to augmenting human memory based on spatial and graphic information using wearable and smartphone devices. Mnemonics is a technique for memorizing a number of unstructured items that has been known for more than two millennia and was used in ancient Greece. Although its utility is remarkable, acquiring the skill to take advantage of mnemonics is generally difficult. In this study we propose a new method of increasing the effectiveness of classic mnemonics by facilitating the process of memorizing and applying the mnemonics. The spatial electronic mnemonics (SROM) proposed here is partly based on an ancient technique that utilizes locations and images that reflect the characteristics of human memory. We first present the design of the SROM as a working hypothesis that augments traditional mnemonics using a portable computer. Then an augmented virtual memory peg (vmpeg) that incorporates a graphic numeral and a photograph of a location is introduced as a first implementation for generating a vmpeg. In the experiment, subjects exhibited remarkable retention of the vmpegs over a long time period. In addition, the result of a subjective evaluation indicated that the mnemonics facilitated the memorability greatly with reduced cognitive effort.
- Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan
Transactions of the Virtual Reality Society of Japan 14(2), 241-249, 2009
THE VIRTUAL REALITY SOCIETY OF JAPAN