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Comparative Spatial CognitionEncoding of Geometric Information from Surfaces and Landmark Arrays

Debbie M. Kelly and Marcia L. Spetch

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition

Second edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195392661
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195392661.013.0020

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Comparative Spatial CognitionEncoding of Geometric Information from Surfaces and Landmark Arrays

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This chapter provides a selective discussion of some main themes in the comparative investigation of geometric encoding for spatial navigation, and is meant to complement rather than duplicate other recent reviews. Although most investigations of geometric encoding have concerned the use of geometric shape formed by surfaces for reorientation, this chapter discusses the encoding of geometric information in a broader range of situations, including when participants are not disoriented and when spatial information is derived from arrays of landmarks.

Keywords: geometric encoding; spatial navigation; geometric information

Article.  16937 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology ; Cognitive Neuroscience

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