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Why people get lost : the psychology and neuroscience of spatial cognition

Author: Paul A Dudchenko
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At some point in our lives, most of us have been lost. How does this happen? What are the limits of our ability to find our way? Do we have an innate sense of direction? 'How People Get Lost' is an exploration of the psychology and neuroscience of how we find our way.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Dudchenko
ISBN: 9780199210862 0199210861
OCLC Number: 669262771
Description: 1 online resource (299 pages, [4] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: On being lost --
A history of "maze" psychology --
Contemporary studies of spatial cognition --
Human navigation --
Spatial cognition in children --
The hippocampus as a cognitive map --
Place cells and brain imaging --
The neural basis for a sense of direction : head direction neurons --
Alzheimer's disease, the parietal lobe, and topographical disorientation --
Why we get lost.
Responsibility: Paul A. Dudchenko.

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