Spatial Processing in Navigation, Imagery and Perception by Stephen M. Kosslyn, Jennifer M. Shephard (auth.), Fred Mast,

By Stephen M. Kosslyn, Jennifer M. Shephard (auth.), Fred Mast, Lutz Jäncke (eds.)

Spatial Processing in Navigation, Imagery and Perception serves as a state of the art platform, on which the very most modern advancements in spatial processing are offered. Spatial processing is centrally focused on nearly any cognitive functionality and the neural underpinnings of spatial capabilities are even more advanced than they've been conceived ahead of. learning spatial processing is helping to discover how easy cognitive services function reminiscent of language, consciousness, conception, circulation regulate and psychological imagery. The processing of spatial details is shipped in complicated cortical and sub-cortical constructions and we're now able to larger comprehend the underlying neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. this is often made attainable via the appearance of novel suggestions corresponding to structural and sensible in vivo anatomy, modeling, and complicated behavioral learn instruments. sleek neuroscientific strategies were in lots of methods the catalyst of this examine yet there's additionally a revival of behavioral tools utilized in reviews on spatial processing. it truly is actually the fruitful mix of either the neuroscientific and behavioral techniques why this interesting box has advanced to date and continues to be progressing for a few years to come.

Research on spatial processing isn't just limited to uncomplicated technology yet really has vital utilized implications. it's significantly vital to grasp how the human mind is attaining spatial projects in actual lifestyles situations resembling riding a automobile, orienting oneself in huge scale towns, postural keep an eye on or enjoying a number of activities like baseball, football or tennis. additionally, realizing extra approximately plasticity and coaching comparable impacts on spatial features could have a big impact on the best way to successfully insert new applied sciences in daily life.

The findings offered in Spatial Processing in Navigation, Imagery and Perception emerge from varied disciplines reminiscent of cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, computing device technological know-how and robotics. The reader will learn how to see a number of connections throughout those disciplines. bankruptcy authors are the main revered and the world over popular researchers within the box. This e-book should be precious for experimental scientists, clinicians and graduate students.

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No differences in path integration were detected in the five groups of subjects. This finding confirms that unilateral neglect does not affect the ability to process idiothetic information. Instead, re-orientation was severely damaged in the representational neglect patients but not in the perceptual ones. This suggests that an impairment in representing the contralesional side of space affects the ability to construct cognitive maps based on the geometric shape of the environment. This was confirmed by the fact that representational neglect patients (but not perceptual ones) were impaired in performing the delayed reaching of the TL.

Their results strongly support the notion that the presence of representational neglect, not that of even very severe perceptual neglect, affects the ability to construct environmental cognitive maps. In this study, the ability of a patient affected by representational, but not perceptual, neglect (MC) to explore and mentally represent a novel environment was compared to that of a patient affected by severe and persistent perceptual neglect without any sign of representational neglect (BM). Both patients were brought into a room they had never seen before, placed in the centre and asked to describe the four walls in detail.

Chapter 3 SPATIAL REPRESENTATIONS FROM LANGUAGE AND PERCEPTION Vision is the primary means for gathering information about space while navigating and while learning new environments. Audition, haptics, and prorioception are important in complementing vision or substituting for vision when it is lacking. In addition to these direct perceptual inputs arising from immersion with the environment, spatial information can be obtained indirectly by means of symbolic media such as maps, diagrams, and language.

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