Merve Keskin successfully defended her PhD

(05-01-2021)

On November 20th Merve Keskin successfully defended her PhD entitled Exploring the Cognitive Processes of Map Users Employing Eye Tracking and EEG. Her research discovered that expertise is not as influential as we think when it comes to simple spatial memory tasks using maps designed for general audience and high cognitive load is not necessarily linked with low cognitive performance. However, experts and novices develop different strategies to approach the map-learning tasks and this needs to be researched in more depth including other individual characteristics affecting spatial cognition.