Handbook of spatial cognition
- 1st ed.
- Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2013.
- Physical description
- x, 309 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction: Frameworks for understanding spatial thought, or, Wrapping our heads around space / David Waller and Lynn Nadel
- pt. 1. Neuroscientific dimensions of spatial cognition. Hippocampus and related areas : what the place cell literature tells us about cognitive maps in rats and humans / A. David Redish and Arne Ekstrom ; Parietal contributions to spatial cognition / Raymond P. Kesner and Sarah H. Creem-Regehr
- pt. 2. Online systems : acquisition and maintenance of spatial information. Spatial perception and action / Brett R. Fajen and Flip Phillips ; Multisensory contributions to spatial perception / Betty J. Mohler, Massimiliano Di Luca, and Heinrich H. Bülthoff ; Perception of spatial relations during self-motion / John W. Philbeck and Jesse Sargent ; Individual and group differences in spatial ability / Beth M. Casey
- pt. 3. Offline systems : encoding, storage, and retrieval of spatial information. Spatial memory : place learning, piloting, and route knowledge / Ken Cheng and Paul Graham ; Cognitive maps / Lynn Nadel ; Spatial memory : properties and organization / Timothy P. McNamara ; The development of location coding : an adaptive combination account / Mark P. Holden and Nora S. Newcombe ; Models of spatial cognition / Stephen C. Hirtle
- pt. 4. Interpersonal dimensions of spatial cognition. I go right, north, and over : processing spatial language / Holly A. Taylor and Tad T. Brunyé ; Functions and applications of spatial cognition / Daniel R. Montello and Martin Raubal ; Wayfinding, navigation, and environmental cognition from a naturalist's stance / Harry Heft.
- Publisher's Summary
- Spatial cognition is a branch of cognitive psychology that studies how people acquire and use knowledge about their environment to determine where they are, how to obtain resources, and how to find their way home. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including neuroscience, cognition, and sociology, have discovered a great deal about how humans and other animals sense, interpret, behave in, and communicate about space.
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- Publication date
- edited by David Waller and Lynn Nadel.
- Title Variation
- Spatial cognition