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The Emerging Spatial Mind
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The Emerging Spatial Mind

Jodie M. Plumert and John P. Spencer

Abstract

Human activity and thought is embedded within and richly structured by space. The spatial mind has detailed knowledge of the world that surrounds it—it remembers where objects are, what they are, and how they are arranged relative to one another. It can navigate through spaces to locate and retrieve objects, or it can direct the actions of others through language. It can use maps to find out the way from one city to the next, or it can navigate using a virtual map to locate a missing computer file. ... More

Keywords: spatial mind, objects, genes, neurons, behaviors, social interactions, spatial cognition, thinking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195189223
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189223.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jodie M. Plumert, author
University of Iowa

John P. Spencer, author
University of Iowa