Models of Visuospatial Cognition

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byManuel de Vega, Margaret Jean Intons-Peterson, Philip N. Johnson-laird

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This second volume in the Counterpoints Series, which explores issues in psychology, child development, linguistics, and neuroscience, focuses on alternative models of visual-spatial processing in human cognition. This text offers extended chapters from three of the most respected andrecognized investigators in the field: Michel Denis, Margaret Intons-Peterson, and Philip Johnson-Laird. Denis considers the role of mental imagery in spatial cognition and topographical orientation; images are viewed as a form of mental representation that is similar to real-world objects.Intons-Peterson examines spatial representation in short-term, or working-memory, considering the relationship of visual-spatial processes to subjects' expectations and individual differences. Johnson-Laird approaches the issue of visual-spatial representation from a "mental models" perspective,considering the relationship of images to various cognitive events. The editors provide a historical and theoretical introduction; and a final chapter integrates the arguments of the chapters, offering ideas about new directions and new research designs.

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This second volume in the Counterpoints Series, which explores issues in psychology, child development, linguistics, and neuroscience, focuses on alternative models of visual-spatial processing in human cognition. This text offers extended chapters from three of the most respected andrecognized investigators in the field: Michel Denis,...

Manuel de Vega is at Universidad de La Laguna, Canary Island. Marc Marscharck is at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195100859

ISBN - 13:9780195100853

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Foreword1. Manuel De Vega and Marc Marschark: Visuospatial Cognition: An Historical and Theoretical Introduction2. Margaret Jean Intons-Peterson: Integrating the Components of Imagery3. Philip N. Johnson-Laird: Images, Models, and Propositional Representations4. Michel Denis: Imagery and the Description of Spatial Configurations5. Mauel De Vega, Marc Marschark, Margaret Jean Intons-Peterson, Philip N. Johnson-Laird, and Michel Denis: Representations of Visuospatial Cognition: A DiscussionIndex

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"This work will almost certainly serve as a source of research ideas for graduate students and faculty in cognitive psychology."--Choice