Virtual Enactment Effect on Memory in Young and Aged Populations: a Systematic Review.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_BFF1CC7060A4
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Virtual Enactment Effect on Memory in Young and Aged Populations: a Systematic Review.
Journal
Journal of clinical medicine
Author(s)
Tuena C., Serino S., Dutriaux L., Riva G., Piolino P.
ISSN
2077-0383 (Print)
ISSN-L
2077-0383
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/05/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
8
Number
5
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Spatial cognition is a critical aspect of episodic memory, as it provides the scaffold for events and enables successful retrieval. Virtual enactment (sensorimotor and cognitive interaction) by means of input devices within virtual environments provides an excellent opportunity to enhance encoding and to support memory retrieval with useful traces in the brain compared to passive observation.
We conducted a systematic review with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines concerning the virtual enactment effect on spatial and episodic memory in young and aged populations. We aim at giving guidelines for virtual enactment studies, especially in the context of aging, where spatial and episodic memory decline.
Our findings reveal a positive effect on spatial and episodic memory in the young population and promising outcomes in aging. Several cognitive factors (e.g., executive function, decision-making, and visual components) mediate memory performances. Findings should be taken into account for future interventions in aging.
The present review sheds light on the key role of the sensorimotor and cognitive systems for memory rehabilitation by means of a more ecological tool such as virtual reality and stresses the importance of the body for cognition, endorsing the view of an embodied mind.
Keywords
aging, embodied cognition, enactment, episodic memory, memory rehabilitation, spatial memory, virtual reality
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
Create date
03/06/2019 17:57
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20/08/2019 16:34
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