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The Resource Why people get lost : the psychology and neuroscience of spatial cognition, Paul A. Dudchenko

Why people get lost : the psychology and neuroscience of spatial cognition, Paul A. Dudchenko

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Why people get lost : the psychology and neuroscience of spatial cognition
Title
Why people get lost
Title remainder
the psychology and neuroscience of spatial cognition
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Dudchenko
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
(Publisher-supplied data) 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 reviews the psychology and neuroscience of navigation. It starts with a history of studies looking at how organisms solve mazes. It then reviews contemporary studies of spatial cognition, and the wayfinding abilities of adults and children. It then considers how specific parts of the brain provide a cognitive map and a neural compass. This book also considers the neurology of spatial disorientation, and the tendency of patients with Alzheimer's disease to lose their way. Within the book, the author considers that, perhaps we get lost simply because our brain's compass becomes misoriented. This book is written for anyone with an interest in navigation and the brain. It assumes no specialised knowledge of neuroscience, but covers recent advances in our understanding of how the brain represents space
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DLC
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Dudchenko, Paul A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.D815 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cognition
  • cognition
  • cognition
  • cartographie mentale
  • Cognition
  • Raumvorstellung
  • Kognition
  • Raum
  • Raumwahrnehmung
Label
Why people get lost : the psychology and neuroscience of spatial cognition, Paul A. Dudchenko
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
589017764
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
299 p., [4] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780199210862
Lccn
2010012022
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)589017764
Label
Why people get lost : the psychology and neuroscience of spatial cognition, Paul A. Dudchenko
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
589017764
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
299 p., [4] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780199210862
Lccn
2010012022
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)589017764

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