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Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Geoffrey Lloyd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book presents a study of the problems posed by the unity and diversity of the human mind. On the one hand, as humans we all share broadly the same anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and certain ... More


Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Paul Dudchenko

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This book reviews the psychology and neuroscience of how we find our way. It starts with a history of studies on how organisms solve mazes. This work has its origins in the efforts of behaviourists, ... More


Spatial Cognition

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Cognitive Variations: Reflections on the Unity and Diversity of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199214617
eISBN:
9780191706493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214617.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses spatial cognition in humans. It examines the study by Levinson (2003) which identified diversities in human spatial cognition. It compares the findings on spatial cognition ... More


It's in the Eye of the Beholder: Spatial Language and Spatial Memory Use the Same Perceptual Reference Frames

John Lipinski, John P. Spencer, and Larissa K. Samuelson

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/9780199553242.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

It's in the Eye of the Beholder: Spatial Language and Spatial Memory Use the Same Perceptual Reference Frames Lipinski et al.Spatial language provides an effective domain to examine the connection ... More


Space and the Language-Cognition Interface

Anna Papafragou

in The Innate Mind, Volume 3: Foundations and the Future

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195332834
eISBN:
9780199868117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332834.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Languages clearly differ in the ways in which they describe spatial location and motion. These cross-linguistic differences have given rise to the question of whether the corresponding nonlinguistic ... More


What Does Theoretical Neuroscience Have to Offer the Study of Behavioral Development?: Insights from a Dynamic Field Theory of Spatial Cognition

John P. Spencer, Vanessa R. Simmering, Anne R. Schutte, and Gregor Schöner

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/9780195189223.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the dynamic field theory (DFT) of spatial cognition, which is grounded in a rich understanding of brain–behavior ... More


Axes and Direction in Spatial Language and Spatial Cognition

BARBARA LANDAU

in Representing Direction in Language and Space

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260195
eISBN:
9780191717345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260195.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter argues that axial representations are engaged in both linguistic and non-linguistic tasks. Axial structure is required to account for performance in object location memory tasks, ... More


Commentary: Specificity, Mechanisms, and Timing in the Study of Spatial Cognition

Courtney Stevens and Edward Awh

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/9780195189223.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on three issues broadly relevant to spatial cognition, which are referred to as the “what, how, and when” of changes in ... More


Effects of Blindness and Deafness on the Development of Spatial Perception and Cognition

Teresa V. Mitchell

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/9780195189223.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers the consequences of blindness and deafness on spatial perception and cognition. A critical question is whether ... More


Time, Motion, and Meaning: The Experiential Basis of Abstract Thought

Michael Ramscar, Teenie Matlock, and Lera Boroditsky

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/9780199553242.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

How are abstract ideas acquired and structured? How do we gain an understanding of things we can neither see nor touch? One possible answer to these questions is that people's understanding of ... More


The Emerging Spatial Mind

Jodie M. Plumert and John P. Spencer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195189223
eISBN:
9780199848096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189223.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Human activity and thought is embedded within and richly structured by space. The spatial mind has detailed knowledge of the world that surrounds it—it remembers where ... More


Map use and the Development of Spatial Cognition

Clare Davies and David H. Uttal

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/9780195189223.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes how using symbolic representations such as maps can play a role in the development of spatial cognition. It is suggested ... More


Spatial cognition in children

Paul A. Dudchenko

in Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199210862
eISBN:
9780191594199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210862.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The landmark experiments of Jean Piaget demonstrate that spatial abilities change during childhood. Young children can reproduce the relative spatial relationships of figures — their topology — but ... More


Commentary: Linking Internal Representations to the External World via Spatial Relations

Laura Carlson

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/9780195189223.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter evaluates one example of the link between the underlying spatial representation and the external information that is presented in ... More


Bottom-up visuo-manual adaptation: consequences for spatial cognition

Gilles Rode, Jacques Luauté, Thomas Klos, Sophie Courtois-Jacquin, Patrice Revol, Laure Pisella, Nicholas P. Holmes, D. Boisson, and Yves Rossetti

in Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231447
eISBN:
9780191696510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter investigates the consequences of the so-called bottom-up visual adaptation for spatial cognition. The results indicate that the sensorimotor modifications induced by prism adaptation ... More


Comparative Spatial Cognition: Processes in Landmark- and Surface-Based Place Finding

Marcia L. Spetch and Debbie M. Kelly

in Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195377804
eISBN:
9780199848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

It is hardly surprising that various sophisticated cognitive mechanisms for spatial memory and navigation have been identified in animals ... More


Spatial disorders

Angelo Maravita

in Cognitive Neurology: A clinical textbook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198569275
eISBN:
9780191724213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569275.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Our daily life is characterized by continuous interactions with the space around us. When we see an object of interest or hear the voice of a friend, we may wish to orient our eyes or head towards ... More


Perceptual-Attentional “Where” and Motor-Intentional “Aiming” Spatial Systems

A.M. Barrett

in The Roots of Cognitive Neuroscience: Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195395549
eISBN:
9780199369201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395549.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

Dedicated brain-behavior networks continuously compute the relationships between our bodies and the world around us: in this chapter, the author describes the distinction between spatial cognitive ... More


Vector Grammar, Places, and the Functional Role of the Spatial Prepositions in English

JOHN O’KEEFE

in Representing Direction in Language and Space

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199260195
eISBN:
9780191717345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260195.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter shows how different prepositions specify different aspects of the location vectors and of the spatial extents of the fields in different directions. Animal studies provide evidence that ... More


Spatial Cognition in the Blind

Cattaneo Zaira and Vecchi Tomaso

in Blind Vision: The Neuroscience of Visual Impairment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015035
eISBN:
9780262295819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015035.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

This chapter, which focuses on the acquisition of blind people developing good spatial skills through practice and compensatory task-related strategies, presents the definition of spatial cognition ... More


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