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Title Spatial processing in navigation, imagery and perception / edited by Fred Mast and Lutz Jäncke
Published New York : Springer, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 440 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Dedication -- Contributing Authors -- Preface -- Chapter 1 Spatial Processing during Mental Imagery: A Neurofunctional Theory -- Chapter 2 The Role of Imagery in Navigation: Neuropsychological Evidence -- Chapter 3 Functional Equivalence of Spatial Images Produced by Perception and Spatial Language -- Chapter 4 Spatial Processing and View-dependent Representations -- Chapter 5 Modeling Mental Spatial Knowledge Processing -- Chapter 6 Optic Ataxia: A Gateway to the Human Visual Action System -- Chapter 7 Interactions Between Cognitive Space and Motor Activity -- Chapter 8 Cross-modal Involvement of Visual Cortex in Tactile Perception -- Chapter 9 Neuroanatomy of the Parietal Cortex -- Chapter 10 Spatial Maps, Feature Integration and Parietal Function: Implications from the Study of Spatial Deficits -- Chapter 11 Pigs in Space: How we Recognize Rotated Objects -- Chapter 12 Functional Neuroanatomy of Mental Rotation Performance -- Chapter 13 Spatial Orientation and Navigation in Microgravity -- Chapter 14 Spatial Representations in the Rat: Case Study or Perspective on Episodic Memory? -- Chapter 15 Sensorimotor Transformations in Spatial Orientation Relative to Gravity -- Chapter 16 Sensorimotor Control of Human Dynamic Behavior in Space Implemented into a Hominoid Robot -- Chapter 17 The Ventro-dorsal Stream: Parieto-premotor Neural Circuits and Their Role in Primate Cognition -- Chapter 18 Mind over Matter? Imagined Body Movements and Their Neuronal Correlates -- Chapter 19 Bottom-up Effects of Sensory Conflict and Adaptation on Mental Imagery: Sensorimotor Grounds for High Level Cognition? -- Chapter 20 Cortical Processing of Auditory Space: Pathways and Plasticity -- Chapter 21 Networks for Attentional Control and Selection in Spatial Vision -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- Last Page
Summary Spatial Processing in Navigation, Imagery and Perception serves as a state-of-the-art platform, on which the very latest developments in spatial processing are presented. Spatial processing is centrally involved in almost any cognitive function and the neural underpinnings of spatial functions are much more complex than they have been conceived before. Studying spatial processing helps to explore how basic cognitive functions operate such as language, attention, perception, movement control and mental imagery. The processing of spatial information is distributed in complex cortical and sub-cortical structures and we are now in a position to better understand the underlying neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. This is made possible by the advent of novel techniques such as structural and functional in vivo anatomy, modeling, and sophisticated behavioral research tools. Modern neuroscientific techniques have been in many ways the catalyst of this research but there is also a revival of behavioral methods used in studies on spatial processing. It is in fact the fruitful combination of both the neuroscientific and behavioral approaches why this exciting field has progressed so far and is still progressing for many years to come. Research on spatial processing is not only restricted to basic science but rather has important applied implications. It is tremendously important to know how the human brain is accomplishing spatial tasks in real life scenarios such as driving a car, orienting oneself in large scale cities, postural control or playing various sports like baseball, soccer or tennis. Moreover, knowing more about plasticity and training related influences on spatial functions will have a huge impact on how to efficiently insert new technologies in everyday life. The findings presented in Spatial Processing in Navigation, Imagery and Perception emerge from different disciplines such as cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neuroanatomy, computer science and robotics. The reader will learn to see several connections across these disciplines. Chapter authors are the most respected and internationally renowned researchers in the field. This book will be useful for experimental scientists, clinicians and graduate students
Analysis biomedische wetenschappen
cognitieve psychologie
cognitive psychology
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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In Springer e-books
Subject Human information processing.
Space perception.
Brain Mapping
Brain -- physiology
Spatial Behavior
Spatial Processing
Mental Processes
Space Perception
space perception.
SCIENCE -- Cognitive Science.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Cognitive Psychology.
Space perception.
Human information processing.
Sciences de la vie.
Human information processing.
Space perception.
Visuomotorische coördinatie.
Cognitieve vaardigheden.
Perceptueel-motorische processen.
Form Electronic book
Author Mast, Fred.
Jäncke, Lutz.
ISBN 9780387719788