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Understanding and Representing Space – Theory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted
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Understanding and Representing Space: Theory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted Children

Susanna Millar

Abstract

This book breaks new ground in the understanding of how one perceives and represent the space around people — one of the central topics in cognitive psychology. It presents a new view of development and spatial cognition by reversing the usual focus on vision and examining the evidence on representation in the total absence of vision without specific brain damage. Findings from the work with congenitally totally blind and with sighted children, together with studies from a wide variety of other areas, are set in the context of intersensory and spatial development. Touch and movement are consid ... More

Keywords: cognitive psychology, spatial cognition, intersensory development, spatial development, developmental psychology, cognition, cognitive neuroscience, visual handicap

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198521426
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanna Millar, author
University of Oxford