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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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Neuropsychological evidence on convergence

Neuropsychological evidence on convergence

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(p.48) 4 Neuropsychological evidence on convergence
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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/9780198521426.003.0004

Neuropsychological evidence and how it strengthens the case for considering spatial coding as dependent on the integration and organization of multimodal inputs is the main concern of this chapter. The evidence on anatomical and physiological changes is reviewed here. The chapter first provides a rough outline of some of the relevant brain regions and sensory systems. The other sections in this chapter focus on hemisphere specialization, especially for spatial processing in parietal regions of the right cerebral hemisphere, the effects of early experience, and the convergence of inputs in spatial functioning.

Keywords:   neuropsychology, spatial coding, multimodal inputs, physiological changes, brain regions, sensory systems, hemisphere specialization

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