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The Cambridge Handbook of Visuospatial Thinking


  • 75 b/w illus. 8 tables
  • Page extent: 580 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.762 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521001731 | ISBN-10: 0521001730)

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$57.99 (P)

Visuospatial thinking encompasses a wide range of thinking processes concerning space, whether it be navigating across town, understanding multimedia displays, reading an architectural blueprint or a map. Understanding it and in particular, how people represent and process visual and spatial information, is relevant not only to cognitive psychology but also education, geography, architecture, medicine, design, computer science/artificial intelligence, semiotics and animal cognition. This book presents a broad overview of research that can be applied to basic theoretical and applied/naturalistic contexts.


1. Functional significance of visuospatial representations Barbara Tversky; 2. Visuospatial images Daniel Reisberg and Friderike Heuer; 3. Disorders of visuospatial working memory Robert Logie and Sergio Della Sala; 4. Individual differences in spatial abilities Mary Hegarty and David Waller; 5. Sex differences in visuospatial abilities: more than meets the eye Diane F. Halpern and Marcia L. Collear; 6. Development of spatial competence Nora S. Newcombe and Amy E. Learmonth; 7. Navigation Daniel R. Montello; 8. Mapping the understanding of understanding maps Holly A. Taylor; 9. Spatial situation models Mike Rinck; 10. Design applications of visual spatial thinking: the importance of frame of reference Christopher D. Wickens, Michele Vincow and Michele Yeh; 11. The presentation and comprehension of graphically-presented data Priti Shah, Eric G. Freedman and Ioanna Vekiri; 12. Multimedia learning: guiding visuospatial thinking with instructional animation Richard E. Mayer.


"Collection of 12 articles, each with an extensive bibliography, that aims to present a broad overview of research, focusing on higher-level visuospatial thinking from visual imagery to diagrammatic reasoning. Useful for those in design, architecture, medicine, semiotics, HCI and geography."
--Design Issues


Barbara Tversky, Daniel Reisberg, Friderike Heuer, Robert Logie, Sergio Della Sala, Mary Hegarty, David Waller, Diane F. Halpern, Marcia L. Collear, Nora S. Newcombe, Amy E. Learmonth, Daniel R. Montello, Holly A. Taylor, Mike Rinck, Christopher D. Wickens, Michele Vincow, Michele Yeh, Priti Shah, Eric G. Freedman, Ioanna Vekiri, Richard E. Mayer

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