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Understanding and Representing SpaceTheory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted
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Susanna Millar

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198521426

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.001.0001

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A theory of spatial understanding and development

A theory of spatial understanding and development

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(p.249) 10 A theory of spatial understanding and development
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Understanding and Representing Space
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Susanna Millar

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.003.0010

This chapter proposes a theory of spatial representation which it states best explains the findings accumulated at present. The chapter calls in the ‘Convergent Active Processing in Interrelated Networks’ (CAPIN) model. Three main strands of evidence are considered in this chapter. One concerns the relation between the modalities in spatial coding. The second looks at factors in development. The third considers the nature of coding in the total absence of vision. This chapter is laid out in that order to be able to set out the theory.

Keywords:   spatial representation, CAPIN, modalities, spatial coding, nature of coding, vision

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