Mind And Maze: Spatial Cognition And Environmental Behavior

Hardcover | June 1, 2001

byAnn Sloan Devlin

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In Mind and Maze: Spatial Cognition and Environmental Behavior, Ann Sloan Devlin takes the reader on a journey from the crib to the city, examining at each life phase the development of how we know where we are in space and our appreciation of spatial relationships. The author explores gender differences in spatial cognition, the parts of the brain that handle spatial relationships, and the principles that mapmakers and others use to create navigational aids, all in an effort to better identify the connection between certain behaviors and their relevance to real-world tasks. This book offers students, researchers, architects, and policy makers a fuller appreciation of spatial cognition and its impact on society. Devlin examines a fundamental aspect of human behavior, that we are animals for whom functioning in space is essential to our survival, in a uniquely interdisciplinary way. Rather than narrowly limit her focus to a specific area of psychology, she discusses spatial cognition from many perspectives, from urban planning and architecture to developmental psychology and neuroscience. This book offers students, researchers, architects, and policy makers a fuller appreciation of spatial cognition and its impact on society.

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In Mind and Maze: Spatial Cognition and Environmental Behavior, Ann Sloan Devlin takes the reader on a journey from the crib to the city, examining at each life phase the development of how we know where we are in space and our appreciation of spatial relationships. The author explores gender differences in spatial cognition, the parts...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.52 × 6.56 × 0.92 inPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275967840

ISBN - 13:9780275967840

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?What makes this book special is Devlin's ambitious attempt to integrate basic research about human spatial abilities with practical problems of urban design and way finding in daily life. Devlin has done a service by bringing together the literature from diverse areas and integrating it into a single presentation. Highly recommended to librarie serving programs in cognitive psychology and in architecture, urban planning, etc. Upper division undergraduates and above.??Choice