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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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Non-verbal representation: images, drawings, maps, and memory

Non-verbal representation: images, drawings, maps, and memory

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(p.198) 8 Non-verbal representation: images, drawings, maps, and memory
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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/9780198521426.003.0008

In this chapter, modality-specific imagery is considered in the context of emergent symbols for actual representation, by drawings and maps. It is argued that covert coding of movement output can mediate non-visual spatial representation in memory. It suggested that the invention and discovery means of representation do not necessarily depend on a long process of associative learning. Further, this chapter proposed that cognitive and modality-specific aspects of information are not mutually exclusive aspects of information processing. Finally, the relevance of temporary memory to spatial development on non-verbal representation is discussed extensively.

Keywords:   associative memory, emergent symbols, drawings, maps, covert coding, information processing, spatial development, temporary memory

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