Spatial Cognition VII

International Conference, Spatial Cognition 2010, Mt. Hood/Portland, OR, USA, August 15-19, 2010. Proceedings

  • Christoph Hölscher
  • Thomas F. Shipley
  • Marta Olivetti Belardinelli
  • John A. Bateman
  • Nora S. Newcombe
Conference proceedings Spatial Cognition 2010

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6222)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 6222)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Invited Talks

  3. Distance and Time

  4. Navigation

    1. Daniele Nardi, Nora S. Newcombe, Thomas F. Shipley
      Pages 32-40
    2. Julia Frankenstein, Simon J. Büchner, Thora Tenbrink, Christoph Hölscher
      Pages 41-53
    3. Denise Peters, Yunhui Wu, Stephan Winter
      Pages 54-69
  5. Science Education and Spatial Skill

  6. Language

    1. Sarah Anderson, Teenie Matlock, Michael Spivey
      Pages 139-151
    2. Roberto Bottini, Daniel Casasanto
      Pages 152-162
  7. Computational Modelling

    1. Thomas Reineking, Johannes Wolter, Konrad Gadzicki, Christoph Zetzsche
      Pages 163-178
    2. Luca Simione, Antonino Raffone, Gisella Micciantuono, Marta Olivetti Belardinelli, Cees van Leeuwen
      Pages 179-190
  8. Reference Frames

    1. Markus Plank, Hermann J. Müller, Julie Onton, Scott Makeig, Klaus Gramann
      Pages 191-206
    2. Tobias Meilinger, Gottfried Vosgerau
      Pages 207-221

About these proceedings

Introduction

This is the seventh volume of a series of books on fundamental research in spatial cognition. As with past volumes, the research presented here spans a broad range of research traditions, for spatial cognition concerns not just the basic spatial behavior of biological and artificial agents, but also the reasoning processes that allow spatial planning across broad spatial and temporal scales. Spatial information is critical for coordinated action and thus agents interacting with objects and moving among objects must be able to perceive spatial relations, learn about these relations, and act on them, or store the information for later use, either by themselves or communicated to others. Research on this problem has included both psychology, which works to understand how humans and other mobile organisms solve these problems, and computer science, which considers the nature of the information available in the world and a formal consideration of how these problems might be solved. Research on human spatial cognition also involves the application of representations and processes that may have evolved to handle object and location information to reasoning about higher-order problems, such as displaying non-spatial information in diagrams. Thus, work in s- tial cognition extends beyond psychology and computer science into many disciplines including geography and education. The Spatial Cognition conference offers one of the few forums for consideration of the issues spanning this broad academic range.

Keywords

analog modeling cognitive maps distance estimation earth science embodied cognition environmental science eye-tracking geometry human memory human-computer interaction landmarks linguistics multimodality navigation neural networks personali

Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph Hölscher
    • 1
  • Thomas F. Shipley
    • 2
  • Marta Olivetti Belardinelli
    • 3
  • John A. Bateman
    • 4
  • Nora S. Newcombe
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Cognitive Science, Institute of Computer Science and Social ResearchAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyTemple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Psychology’Sapienza’ University of RomeRomeItaly
  4. 4.FB 10, Faculty of Linguistics and Literary SciencesUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14749-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14748-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14749-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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