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Perspectives on Spatial Development

Janellen Huttenlocher, Stella F. Lourenco, and Marina Vasilyeva

in The Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199553242
eISBN:
9780191720444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553242.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The ability to locate objects in the environment is adaptively important for mobile organisms. Research on location coding reveals that even toddlers have considerable spatial skill. Important ... More


The efficient coding principle

Li Zhaoping

in Understanding Vision: Theory, Models, and Data

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199564668
eISBN:
9780191772504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564668.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

Starting with a brief introduction to information theory, this chapter describes in detail the proposal that visual encoding in the early stages of the visual pathway aims to extract as much ... More


Spatial coding: studies in small-scale space

Susanna Millar

in Understanding and Representing Space: Theory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted Children

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521426
eISBN:
9780191688416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Spatial coding of small-scale layouts is discussed in this chapter. It looks at developmental theories and findings on spatial coding in infancy and childhood and in blind conditions. It deals with ... More


A theory of spatial understanding and development

Susanna Millar

in Understanding and Representing Space: Theory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted Children

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521426
eISBN:
9780191688416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter proposes a theory of spatial representation which it states best explains the findings accumulated at present. The chapter calls in the ‘Convergent Active Processing in Interrelated ... More


Using Spatial Categories to Reason about Location

Janellen Huttenlocher and Stella F. Lourenco

in The Emerging Spatial Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195189223
eISBN:
9780199848096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189223.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter addresses an important characteristic of location coding, namely, that it is hierarchically organized. At one level, location is ... More


What is ‘left’ when all is said and done? Spatial coding and hemispatial neglect

Marlene Behrmann and Joy J. Geng

in The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508335
eISBN:
9780191687327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508335.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter addresses a specific question: When patients ignore information on the contralateral left, what is it left of? Furthermore, is the same form of spatial coding undertaken in different ... More


Modality and mind: convergent active processing in interrelated networks as a model of development and perception by touch

SUSANNA MILLAR

in Touch, Representation, and Blindness

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198503873
eISBN:
9780191686559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198503873.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this chapter, the researcher Susanna Millar cites the level of generality—as well as confusion in definition—of existing research, and suggests to researchers of future studies to avoid ambiguity ... More


Visual processing in the primate parietal lobe

A. David Milner and H. Chris Dijkerman

in Comparative Neuropsychology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524113
eISBN:
9780191689116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524113.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

The evidence for the coding of visual location in multiple ways within the dorsal stream, for different motor purposes, is becoming increasingly clear. But all of these forms of spatial coding, of ... More


Introduction: questions and terms

Susanna Millar

in Understanding and Representing Space: Theory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted Children

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521426
eISBN:
9780191688416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The temptation to think in terms of a dichotomy of abilities and disabilities stems to a large extent from the legacy of older ‘innate ideas versus blank slate’ philosophical theories. This chapter ... More


Spatial coding in the hippocampal formation: input, information type, plasticity, and behaviour

Colin Lever, Francesca Cacucci, Tom Wills, Stephen Burton, Alastair McClelland, Neil Burgess, and John O’Keefe

in The Neurobiology of Spatial Behaviour

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198515241
eISBN:
9780191687914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515241.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter takes an analytical approach to the construction of place fields in order to explore what information the cells receive and from which areas, and how they piece this together to produce ... More


Neuropsychological evidence on convergence

Susanna Millar

in Understanding and Representing Space: Theory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted Children

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521426
eISBN:
9780191688416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Neuropsychological evidence and how it strengthens the case for considering spatial coding as dependent on the integration and organization of multimodal inputs is the main concern of this chapter. ... More


Modality and cognition in developmental theories and the evidence

Susanna Millar

in Understanding and Representing Space: Theory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted Children

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521426
eISBN:
9780191688416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter evaluates the evidence provided in relation to empiricist explanations and Piaget's theory on the manner in which the sense of modalities operate in spatial performance. Theories from ... More


There’s binding and there’s binding, or is there just binding? Neuropsychological insights from Bálint’s syndrome

Glyn W. Humphreys and M. Jane Riddoch

in From Perception to Consciousness: Searching with Anne Treisman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734337
eISBN:
9780190255855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734337.003.0029
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter comments on Anne Treisman's 1997 paper The interaction of spatial and object pathways: Evidence from Balint's syndrome, published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and written in ... More


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