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Spatial Biases in Perception and Cognition
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Our experience of the world is influenced by numerous spatial biases, most of which influence us without our being aware of them. These biases are related to illusions and asymmetries in our perception of space, relationships between space and other qualities, dynamics of moving objects, dynamics of scene configuration, and dynamics related to perception and action. Consideration of these biases provides insight into how we perceive, remember, and navigate space, as well as how we interact with objects and people in space. This volume introduces and reviews numerous spatial biases, and provides descriptions and examples of each bias. The contributors discuss historical and current theories for many biases, and for some biases, provide new explanatory theories. Providing a 'one-stop shop' for information on such a key aspect of our experience in the world, this volume will interest anyone curious about our understanding of space.


'Beyond the presentation of new theories and models, the book shows impressive depth and breadth. … Rare is the opportunity to read such an impressive compilation that proves both descriptive and prescriptive, provides novel and compelling theories and models to account for a range of biases, and successfully moves between relatively basic and applied research and application. For these reasons, I strongly recommend this book for students and scientists seeking a comprehensive and well-unified discussion of spatial biases in perception and cognition.'

Tad T. Brunye Source: Perception

'For specialists in this field, this book should be a valuable resource …'

K. S. Milar Source: Choice

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