Spatial Cognition

Foundations and applications

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ISBN 9789027251466 (Eur) | EUR 72.00
ISBN 9781556198427 (USA) | USD 108.00
ISBN 9789027299888 | EUR 72.00 | USD 108.00
Spatial Cognition brings together psychology, computer science, linguistics and geography, discussing how people think about space (our internal cognitive maps and spatial perception) and how we communicate about space, for instance giving route directions or using spatial metaphors.

The technological applications adding dynamism to the area include computer interfaces, educational software, multimedia, and in-car navigation systems. On the experimental level, themes as varied as gender differences in orientation and — of course, wholly unrelated — the role of the hippocampus in rodent navigation are described. Much detailed analysis and computational modeling of the structure of short term memory (STM) is discussed. The papers were presented at the 1998 annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society of Ireland, Mind III. (Series B)

[Advances in Consciousness Research, 26]  2000.  xvi, 366 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Spatial Cognition – Foundations and Applications
Seán Ó Nualláin
Part I: Epistemological Issues
Men and Women, Maps and Minds: Cognitive bases of sex-related differences in reading and interpreting maps
Gary L. Allen
A Theoretical Framework for the Study of Spatial Cognition
Maurizio Tirassa, Antonella Carassa and Giuliano Geminiani
Describers and Explorers: A method for investigating cognitive maps
Antonella Carassa, Alessia Aprigliano and Giuliano Geminiani
The Functional Separability of Self-Reference and Object-to-Object Systems in Spatial Memory
M. Jeanne Sholl
In Search for an Overall Organizing Principle in Spatial Mental Models: A question of inference
Robin Hörnig, Berry Claus and Klaus Eyferth
Describing the Topology of Spherical Regions using the ‘RCC’ Formalism
Nicholas Mark Gotts
Cognitive Mapping in Rats and Humans: The tent-maze, a place learning task in visually disconnected environments
Marie-Claude Grobéty, Muriel Morand and Françoise Schenk
Spatial Cognition Without Spatial Concepts
Arnold Smith
Space Under Stress: Spatial understanding and new media technologies
Chris Speed and Deborah García-Tobin
Part II: Software Applications: Multimedia, GIS, diagrammatic reasoning and beyond
CHAMELEON meets spatial cognition
Paul Mc Kevitt
SONAS: Multimodal, Multi-User Interaction with a Modelled Environment
Seán Ó Nualláin, John Kelleher, Tom Doris and Quamir Hussain
Designing Real-Time Software Advisors for 3D Spatial Operations
Mike Eisenberg
Using Spatial Semantics to Discover and Verify Diagrammatic Demonstrations of Geometric Propositions
Robert K. Lindsay
Formal Specifications of Image Schemata for Interoperability in Geographic Information Systems
Andrew U. Frank and Martin Raubal
Using a Spatial Display to Represent the Temporal Structure of Multimedia Documents
Mireille Bétrancourt, Anne Pellegrin and Laurent Tardif
Part III: Language and Space
A Computational Multi-layered Model for the Interpretation of Locative Expressions
Luca Anibaldi and Seán Ó Nualláin
The Composition of Conceptual Structure for Spatial Motion Imperatives
John Gurney and Elizabeth Klipple
Modelling Spatial Inferences in Text Understanding
Ute Schmid, Sylvia Wiebrock and Fritz Wysotzki
Linguistic and Graphical Representations and the Characterisation of Individual Differences
Keith Stenning and Padraic Monaghan
Part IV: Memory, Consciousness and Space
Given-New Versus New-Given? An analysis of reading times for spatial descriptions
Thom S. Baguley and Stephen J. Payne
A Connectionist Model of the Processes Involved in Generating and Exploring Visual Mental Images
Mathias Bollaert
Working Memory and Mental Synthesis: A dual-task approach
David G. Pearson and Robert H. Logie
Subject Index
“[...] the book accurately accounts for current technological trends in modeling, research, and design.

[...] provides an appropriate depiction of the interdisciplinary nature of the field.

[...] succesfully conveys some of the key research issues in the field.

[...] represents a manageable consideration of important issues in spatial research.

“[...] Spatial Cognition does a good job at presenting central issues in simulation and the connections between language and spatial perception. [...] there is rich material to be gleaned by the persistent nontechnical theorist as well.”
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Consciousness Research

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BIC Subject: JMT – States of consciousness
BISAC Subject: PSY020000 – PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology
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