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Understanding and representing space : theory and evidence from studies with blind and sighted children / monograph.

Author: Susanna Millar
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford science publications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How we perceive and understand the space around us is one of the central topics of cognitive psychology. This book challenges the notion that vision is the main sensory modality for this purpose, and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susanna Millar
ISBN: 0198521421 9780198521426
OCLC Number: 861979856
Description: xi, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: questions and terms ; 1. Modality and cognition in developmental theories and evidence ; 2. The modalities as convergent sources of spatial information ; 3. Neuropsychological evidence on convergence ; 4. Shape coding by vision and touch ; 5. Spatial coding: studies in small-scale space ; 6. Information and understanding large-scale space ; 7. Non-verbal representation: images, drawings, maps, and memory ; 8. Some practical implications ; 9. A theory of spatial understanding and development
Series Title: Oxford science publications.
Responsibility: Susanna Millar.
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