Models of Visuospatial Cognition

Models of Visuospatial Cognition

by Manuel De Vega, Mark Marscharck, Margaret Jean Inton-Peterson
     
 

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This second volume in the Counterpoints Series, which explores issues in psychology, child development, linguistics, and neuroscience, focuses on alternative models of visual-spatial processing in human cognition. This text offers extended chapters from three of the most respected and recognized investigators in the field: Michel Denis, Margaret Intons-Peterson

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This second volume in the Counterpoints Series, which explores issues in psychology, child development, linguistics, and neuroscience, focuses on alternative models of visual-spatial processing in human cognition. This text offers extended chapters from three of the most respected and recognized investigators in the field: Michel Denis, Margaret Intons-Peterson, and Philip Johnson-Laird. Denis considers the role of mental imagery in spatial cognition and topographical orientation; images are viewed as a form of mental representation that is similar to real-world objects. Intons-Peterson examines spatial representation in short-term, or working-memory, considering the relationship of visual-spatial processes to subjects' expectations and individual differences. Johnson-Laird approaches the issue of visual-spatial representation from a "mental models" perspective, considering the relationship of images to various cognitive events. The editors provide a historical and theoretical introduction; and a final chapter integrates the arguments of the chapters, offering ideas about new directions and new research designs.

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"This work will almost certainly serve as a source of research ideas for graduate students and faculty in cognitive psychology."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195100853
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Series:
Counterpoints: Cognition, Memory, and Language Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.59(d)

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Universidad de La Laguna, Canary Island

Indiana University

Rochester Institute of Technology

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