Introduction to the Topic on Modeling Spatial Cognition
Version of Record online: 11 OCT 2011
Copyright © 2011 Cognitive Science Society, Inc.
Topics in Cognitive Science
Volume 3, Issue 4, pages 628–631, October 2011
How to Cite
Gunzelmann, G. (2011), Introduction to the Topic on Modeling Spatial Cognition. Topics in Cognitive Science, 3: 628–631. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2011.01160.x
- Issue online: 11 OCT 2011
- Version of Record online: 11 OCT 2011
- Received 10 May 2011; accepted 30 May 2011
- Spatial cognition;
- Cognitive model
Our ability to process spatial information is fundamental for understanding and interacting with the environment, and it pervades other components of cognitive functioning from language to mathematics. Moreover, technological advances have produced new capabilities that have created research opportunities and astonishing applications. In this Topic on Modeling Spatial Cognition, research crossing a variety of disciplines and methodologies is described, all focused on developing models to represent the capacities and limitations of human spatial cognition.