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Spatial Memory: Visuospatial Processes, Cognitive Performance and Developmental Effects
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Editors: Jacob B. Thomas
Book Description:
A fundamental requirement of everyday life is that of encoding and remembering successfully the locations of objects, landmarks or buildings in space. This function is achieved by structuring spatial information in systems of coordinates. It is often argued that a person's, or an animal's, spatial memories are summarized in a cognitive map. There are two main categories for classifying spatial reference systems. One is the egocentric frame of reference which specifies location and orientation with respect to the organism and include eye, head and body coordinates. Allocentric frames of reference specify location and orientation with respect to elements and features of the environment independently of the viewer's position. This new book presents and reviews important data on spatial memory.




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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Cognitive Visual Memory in Cats, pp. 1-50
(V. M. Okujava, T. A. Natishvili, Research Center for Experimental Neurology, Tbilisi, Georgia, and others)

Chapter 2. Spatial Memory: The Role of Egocentric and Allocentric Frames of Reference, pp. 51-75
(Gennaro Ruggiero, Tina Iachini, Francesco Ruotolo, Vincenzo Paolo Senese, Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples, Italy)

Chapter 3. Allocentric Spatial Memory in Young and Older Adults: A Comparison of Two-Dimensional Maze Learning and Object-Location Memory, pp. 77-99
(Roy P.C. Kessels, Sofie Geurts, Paul A.T.M. Eling, Helmut Hildebrandt, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and others)

Chapter 4. The Role of Steroid Hormones in Brain Development and Visuospatial Processing on Adolescence, pp. 101-121
(Cristian Gurzu, National College Nicolae Balcescu, Romania, and others)

Chapter 5. Familiarity and Spatial Cognitive Style: How Important Are they for Spatial Representation?, pp. 123-144
(Raffaella Nori, Laura Piccardi, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, and others)

Chapter 6. Visual Perception, Optical Illusions and Frequency Analysis: An Inter-Related Approach, pp. 145-167
(Mina Ray, Amitabha Basuray, Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta, Calcutta, India)

Chapter 7. Egocentric Coding of Target Location in Visuo-Spatial Working Memory, pp. 169-177
(Sergio Chieffi, Alessandro Iavarone, Giovanni Messina, Marcellino Monda, Sergio Carlomagno, Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Physiology, Second University of Naples, Italy, and others)

Chapter 8. The Effect of Visuo-Spatial Attention on Long-Term Memory Encoding, pp. 179-202
(Stephan Josef Stegt, Cristina Massen, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, and others)*

Chapter 9. The Association of Visuospatial Memory and Working Memory with Adolescent Onset Schizophrenia, pp. 203-226
(Alasdair Vance, Head Academic Child Psychiatry, Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia)*

Index pp.227-240

   Series:
      Neuroscience Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 240.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-139-5
   Status: AV
  
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