Imagery and Spatial Cognition

Methods, models and cognitive assessment

| Università di Pavia
| Università di Pavia
ISBN 9789027252029 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027293435 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
The relationships between perception and imagery, imagery and spatial processes, memory and action: these are the main themes of this text. The interest in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience on imagery and spatial cognition has remarkably increased in the last decades. Different areas of research contribute to the clarification of the multiple cognitive processes subserving spatial perception and exploration, and to the definition of the neurophysiological mechanisms underpinning these cognitive functions. The aim of this book is to provide the reader (post-graduate students as well as experts) with a complete overview of this field of research. It illustrates how brain, behaviour and cognition interact in normal and pathological subjects in perceiving, representing and exploring space.(Series B)
[Advances in Consciousness Research, 66]  2006.  xiv, 436 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
SECTION 1: Methodology of imagery and visuo-spatial functions
Early methods for assessing imagery and nonverbal abilities
John T.E. Richardson
The assessment of imagery and visuo-spatial working memory functions in children and adults
Irene C. Mammarella, Francesca Pazzaglia and Cesare Cornoldi
Do we only remember where we left our things when we expect to need them again: Expectancy manipulations and object-location memory
Albert Postma and Roy P.C. Kessels
Variations on the image scanning paradigm: What do they contribute to our knowledge of mental imagery?
Michel Denis and Grégoire Borst
The use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in spatial cognition
Massimiliano Oliveri, Giacomo Koch, Sara Terriero and Carlo Caltagirone
SECTION 2: Models and components of imagery and visuo-spatial processes
Neural bases and cognitive mechanisms of Human Spatial Memory
Panagiota Panagiotaki, S. Lambrey and Alain Berthoz
Working memory, imagery and visuo-spatial mechanisms
Zaira Cattaneo, Maria Chiara Fastame, Tomaso Vecchi and Cesare Cornoldi
The episodic buffer: Implications and connections with visuo-spatial research
David G. Pearson
Visuo-spatial components of numerical representation
Maria-Dolores de Hevia, Giuseppe Vallar and Luisa Girelli
Motor components and complexity effects in visuo-spatial processes
Robert H. Logie and Tomaso Vecchi
SECTION 3: Aging and visuo-spatial abilities
Aging and Visuo-spatial working memory
Elena Cavallini and Tomaso Vecchi
Imagery and aging
Paola Palladino and Rossana De Beni
Object-location memory in ageing and dementia
Roy P.C. Kessels and Albert Postma
Visuospatial and constructional impairments in mental deterioration
Dario Grossi, Massimiliano Conson and Luigi Trojano
Using visual imagery as a mnemonic for verbal associative learning: Developmental and individual differences
Christopher Hertzog and John Dunlosky
SECTION 4: Neuropsychological aspects of space representation
Spatial navigation: Cognitive and neuropsychological aspects
Cecilia Guariglia and Luigi Pizzamiglio
Visuomotor control of spatially directed action
A. David Milner and Monika Harvey
Visual peripersonal space
Andrea Serino, Alessandro Farnè and Elisabetta Làdavas
Visual perceptual processing in unilateral spatial neglect: The case of visual illusions
Giuseppe Vallar and Roberta Daini
The impairment of the body image in the unilateral neglect syndrome
Gabriella Bottini, Martina Gandola, Lorenzo Pia and Anna Berti
Simulating object-centred neglect with head-centred coding of space based on non-linear gaze-dependent units
Massimo Silvetti, Fabrizio Doricchi and Eliano Pessa
Omission vs. shift of details in spatial representations
Alessio Toraldo and Gabriella Bottini
Name Index
Subject Index
“Prepared for post-gradute students as well as experts this provides a complete overview, illustrating how brain, behavior and cognition interact in normal and pathological subjects in perceiving, representing and exploring space.”
“The chapters in this volume cover a very broad range of topics under the heading of imagery and spatial cognition, a range that may be broader than the typical researcher in spatial cognition is usually be concerned with. [...] The truly ambitious would try to read the entire book to appreciate how many different pieces there are to the jigsaw puzzle that is spatial cognition.”
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Consciousness Research

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