Space, Objects, Minds and Brains / Edition 1

Space, Objects, Minds and Brains / Edition 1

by Lynn C. Robertson, Robertson Lynn
     
 

Lynn Robertson has been studying how brain lesions affect spatial abilities for over 20 years, and her work has revealed some surprising facts about space and its role in visual perception. In this book she combines evidence collected in her laboratory with findings from others to explore the cognitive and neural basis of spatial representations and their

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Overview

Lynn Robertson has been studying how brain lesions affect spatial abilities for over 20 years, and her work has revealed some surprising facts about space and its role in visual perception. In this book she combines evidence collected in her laboratory with findings from others to explore the cognitive and neural basis of spatial representations and their contributions to spatial awareness, object formation, attention, and binding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841690421
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/17/2003
Series:
Essays in Cognitive Psychology Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Losing Space. When There is No 'There' There. When Only Half is There. Not There But There.
Chapter 2. Components of Spatial Reference Frames. Origin. Orientation. Sense of Direction. Unit Size. Summary.
Chapter 3. Spatial-based Attention and Reference Frames. Selecting Locations. Reference Frames and Spatial Selection in Healthy and Neurological Populations. Spatial Resolution and Reference Frames. Spatial Extent, Spatial Resolution and Attention. What is the Space for Spatial Attention?
Chapter 4. Object-based Attention and Space. Dissociating Object- and Space-based Attention. Controlled Spatial Attention and Object-based Effects. Object-based Neglect. What is an Object for Object-based Attention?
Chapter 5. Space and Awareness. RM: Brief History and Spatial Function of a Balints Patient. Explicit Spatial Maps. A Case of Loss of Body Frame of Reference. Implicit Access to Space. 'What' and 'Where' Processing Streams Reconsidered. Many 'Where' Systems. Summary.
Chapter 6. Space and Feature Binding. The Effect of Occipital-parietal Lesions on Binding. Additional Evidence for Parietal Involvement in Feature Binding. Implicit and Explicit Spaces and Binding. Summary.
Chapter 7. Space, Brains and Consciousness. Lessons from the Study of Spatial Deficits. Parietal Function and Consciousness. Spatial Maps and Conscious Perceptions. Some Final Comments.

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