A Handbook Of Spatial Research Paradigms And Methodologies: by Nigel Foreman

By Nigel Foreman

Spatial cognition is a wide box of enquiry, rising from quite a lot of disciplines and incorporating a wide selection of paradigms which were hired with human and animal topics. This quantity is a part of a - quantity guide reviewing the main paradigms utilized in all the individuals' learn areas.; This quantity considers the problems of neurophysiological facets of spatial cognition, the evaluate of cognitive spatial deficits bobbing up from neural harm in people and animals, and the statement of spatial behaviours in animals of their usual habitats.; This instruction manual can be of curiosity to new and previous scholars alike. the scholar new to spatial examine will be introduced up-to- pace with a specific variety of options, made conscious of the historical past and pitfalls of specific ways, and directed towards priceless assets. For pro researchers, the instruction manual presents a quick experiment of the to be had instruments that they may desire to think about as choices whilst wishing to reply to a specific "spatial" examine challenge.

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Cognitive Mapping Processes 199 Egocentric Spatial Information Processing 202 Nonvisual Sensory Information Involved in Spatial Navigation 203 Olfactory Information 204 Tactile Information and Vibrissae Movement 205 Search Strategies 207 Nonsensory Factors Affecting Spatial Navigation 209 Task Motivation and Stress 209 Training and Testing Regimes 211 Assessment of Memory Deficits by Spatial Tasks 213 Procedural vs. Rapid Acquisition Tasks 213 Working Memory Tasks 217 Working Memory and the Hippocampus 222 Assessment of Recovery of Function in Spatial Tasks 224 Environmental Enrichment 225 Intra-cerebral Transplantation 226 Combined Effects of Enrichment and Transplantation 228 Conclusions 230 Acknowledgements 230 References 231 7 Long-distance Travels and Homing: Dispersal, Migrations, Excursions Jacques Bovet 239 A Preliminary Overview and a Prefatory Note 239 Observing and Recording Travels in the Field 241 Page vii Capture-Marking-Recapture 241 Radio-tracking 242 Miscellaneous Opportunistic Techniques 245 The Home Range 247 Measuring Home Range Size and Shape 247 Travels Within the Home Range Boundaries 250 Long-distance Travels and Homing 251 A Hazy History 251 Homing Phenomena and Strategies 252 Spontaneous Behaviour 255 Experiments 259 Perspectives for the Study of Mammals 264 References 264 Author Index 270 Subject Index 277 Page ix List of Contributors J.

Beyond the analysis of ocular movements in association with complex stimuli, there are three formal psychometric approaches to its assessment. Elithorn's Perceptual Maze Test (Elithorn, Jones, Kerr & Lee, 1964) had a vogue but is not now widely used. It was conceived as a nonverbal measure of intelligence, rather in the manner of the Raven's Progressive Matrices, although it has proved less successful than the latter test. The test materials are typically V-shaped lattices with points placed at various intersections on the lattice.

ISBN 0-86377-807-0 Typeset by J&L Composition Ltd, Filey, North Yorkshire. Printed and bound in the United Kingdom by T. J. International Ltd. Page iii Contents List of Contributors ix General Introduction Nigel Foreman and Raphael Gillett 1 Why this handbook? 1 Volume 2: Clinical and comparative studies 3 Human clinical studies 3 The clinical approach 3 The neurobehavioural approach 4 The ethological approach 7 Symbiosis between human and animal work 8 References 8 1 Visual-spatial Skill and Standard Psychometric Tests J.

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