Neuropsychology of Space

Spatial Functions of the Human Brain
 
 
Academic Press
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  • erschienen am 19. September 2016
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  • 404 Seiten
 
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The Neuropsychology of Space: Spatial Functions of the Human Brain summarizes recent research findings related to understanding the brain mechanisms involved in spatial reasoning, factors that adversely impact spatial reasoning, and the clinical implications of rehabilitating people who have experienced trauma affecting spatial reasoning. This book will appeal to cognitive psychologists, neuropsychologists, and clinical psychologists. Spatial information processing is central to many aspects of cognitive psychology including perception, attention, motor action, memory, reasoning, and communication. Any behavioural task involves mentally computing spaces, mechanics, and timing and many mental tasks may require thinking about these aspects as well (e.g. imaging the route to a destination).


  • Discusses how spatial processing is central to perception, attention, memory, reasoning, and communication
  • Identifies the brain architecture and processes involved in spatial processing
  • Describes theories of spatial processing and how empirical evidence support or refute theories
  • Includes case studies of neuropsychological disorders to better illustrate theoretical concepts
  • Provides an applied perspective of how spatial perception acts in the real world
  • Contains rehabilitation possibilities for spatial function loss


Albert Postma obtained his PhD at Nijmegen University in 1991. Subsequently he moved to Utrecht University. He now holds the chair of Clinical Neuropsychology, Utrecht University and is head of the Department of Experimental Psychology. Over the past two decades, his research has focused on spatial cognition and human memory in both healthy and brain damaged individuals. Much of this work has been inspired by the EU NEST Fp6 program 'Finding your way in the world - on the neurocognitive basis of spatial memory and orientation in humans" (Wayfinding) for which Albert Postma was coordinator. Another line of his spatial cognition research has focused on multisensory space and what happens to spatial cognitive abilities after sensory deprivation (blindness; deafness). Albert Postma has been editor for the memory and learning section of Acta Psychologica for several years, as well as guest editor for special issues on spatial cognition of Neuropsychologia and Acta Psychologica.
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  • Front Cover
  • Neuropsychology Of Space
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • List Of Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Space Is Special
  • On The History Of Space (At Least Of The Current Book On Space)
  • A Map Of The Book
  • Space, The Final Frontier: Concluding Thoughts
  • Reference
  • 1 A Sense Of Space
  • 1.1 On The Definition And Measurement Of (Physical) Space
  • 1.2 Spatial Reference Frames
  • 1.3 The Nature Of Spatial Representations
  • 1.4 Divisions In Mental Space
  • 1.5 Philosophy Of Space
  • References
  • 2 On Inter- And Intrahemispheric Differences In Visuospatial Perception
  • Part 1: Visuospatial Perception
  • 2.1 Seeing 3D From 2D Images
  • 2.2 The Visual Pathway From Retina To Cortex
  • Part 2: Dichotomies In Spatial Perception
  • 2.3 Categorical And Coordinate Spatial Relations
  • 2.4 Theoretical Framing Of Spatial Relation Processing
  • 2.5 Alternative Viewpoints
  • 2.6 The Role Of Attention In Spatial Relation Processing
  • 2.7 Other Dichotomies In Visuospatial Perception
  • 2.8 Spatial Relation Processing In Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Part 3: Spatial Reference Frames
  • 2.9 Egocentric And Allocentric Spatial Frames Of Reference
  • 2.10 Dissociation Between Egocentric And Allocentric Frames Of Reference: Evidence From Neuroscience
  • 2.10.1 Disorders In Reference Frames Use
  • 2.10.2 Neuroimaging Studies
  • 2.11 Dissociation And Interaction Between Egocentric And Allocentric Frames Of Reference: Evidence From Behavioral Studies
  • 2.11.1 Visuospatial Information In Perceptual- And Action-Oriented Tasks
  • 2.11.2 Visuospatial Memory
  • 2.11.3 Relation Between Frames Of Reference And Categorical And Coordinate Spatial Information
  • 2.12 General Conclusion
  • References
  • 3 On Feeling And Reaching: Touch, Action, And Body Space
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Somatosensory Processing For Perception And Action
  • 3.3 Body Space
  • 3.4 Active Touch And Haptic Object Recognition
  • 3.4.1 Haptic Processing Of Orientation Information
  • 3.4.2 Haptic Object Recognition
  • 3.5 Peripersonal Space
  • 3.6 Visuomotor Reaching And Grasping
  • 3.7 Obstacle Avoidance
  • 3.8 Reference Frames In Visuomotor Control
  • 3.9 How Vision And Somatosensory Input Are Combined During Reaching Behavior
  • 3.10 Conclusion
  • References
  • 4 Multisensory Perception And The Coding Of Space
  • 4.1 How Vision, Touch, And Audition Code Space
  • 4.1.1 Vision
  • 4.1.2 Touch
  • 4.1.3 Audition
  • 4.1.4 Spatial Reference Frames And Their Transformations
  • 4.2 Multisensory Integration
  • 4.2.1 Principles Underlying Multisensory Integration
  • 4.2.2 Principles Of Multisensory Integration In Human Behavior
  • 4.2.3 Multisensory Spatial Conflict
  • 4.3 Crossmodal Exogenous Spatial Attention
  • 4.4 Multisensory Regions Of Space
  • 4.4.1 Peripersonal Space
  • 4.4.2 Extrapersonal Space
  • 4.4.3 Front Versus Rear Space
  • 4.5 Impairments In Multisensory Integration
  • 4.5.1 Hemianopia
  • 4.5.2 Neglect
  • 4.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Further Reading
  • 5 Spatial Attention And Eye Movements
  • 5.1 Top-Down And Bottom-Up Attention
  • 5.2 Visual Search And Attentional Capture
  • 5.3 Attentional Cueing
  • 5.4 Attention And Eye Movement Preparation
  • 5.5 Attention And Saccade Trajectories
  • 5.6 How Obligatory Is The Link Between Attention And Eye Movements?
  • 5.7 The Dynamics Of Selection In Oculomotor Control
  • 5.8 The Characteristics Of Oculomotor Inhibition
  • 5.9 Top-Down Influences In Saccade Averaging
  • 5.10 Spatial Neglect
  • 5.11 Neglect And Capture
  • 5.12 Neglect And Cueing
  • 5.13 Recovery Of Neglect
  • 5.14 Problems With The Attentional Explanation Of Spatial Neglect: A New Theory
  • 5.15 Conclusion
  • References
  • 6 Tell Me Where To Go: On The Language Of Space
  • 6.1 From Categorical Space To Spatial Language
  • 6.2 Representation Of Spatial Language
  • 6.3 Reference Frames
  • 6.4 The Neural Representation Of Spatial Language
  • 6.5 From Simple Statements To Extended, More Complex Spatial Descriptions
  • 6.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • 7 Keeping Track Of Where Things Are In Space: The Neuropsychology Of Object Location Memory
  • 7.1 Spatial Working Memory And The Visuospatial Sketchpad
  • 7.2 Representational Mechanisms And Learning Perspectives In Object Location Memory
  • 7.3 Fractionation Of Object Location Memory: Item Processing, Location Processing, And Binding
  • 7.4 Unconsciously Managing To Retrace Where Things Are: Implicit Object Location Measures
  • References
  • 8 Navigation Ability
  • Part 1: Navigation Research
  • 8.1 Basic Spatial Behavior
  • 8.2 Cells In The Hippocampal Formation
  • 8.3 Spatial Perspectives
  • 8.4 Route And Survey Knowledge
  • 8.5 Structuring Navigation
  • 8.6 Individual Differences
  • 8.7 Summary And Conclusion
  • Part 2: A Neuropsychological Perspective On Navigation Behavior
  • 8.8 Introduction To The Neuropsychological Approach
  • 8.9 Historical Overview
  • 8.10 The Taxonomy Of "Topographical Disorientation"
  • 8.11 Group Studies Investigating Navigation In Neurological Patients
  • 8.12 Future Perspective: Working Toward Systematic Assessment Of Navigation Ability
  • 8.13 Summary And Conclusion
  • 8.14 General Discussion
  • References
  • 9 How Children Learn To Discover Their Environment: An Embodied Dynamic Systems Perspective On The Development Of Spatial C...
  • 9.1 Dynamic Systems Theory
  • 9.2 Embodied Cognition Theory
  • 9.3 Interim Summary
  • 9.3.1 Mental Rotation
  • 9.3.2 Spatial Memory: Remembering Locations And Finding One'S Way In The World
  • 9.4 Spatial Memory On The Move: Orientation And Navigation
  • 9.5 Spatial Memory In Stationary Tasks
  • 9.6 General Discussion
  • References
  • 10 Space In Neuropsychological Assessment
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Psychometric Tests And Procedures Used To Assess Space
  • 10.2.1 Visual Space Perception
  • 10.2.2 Spatial Attention
  • 10.2.3 Body Space
  • 10.2.4 Space And Language
  • 10.2.5 Spatial (Working) Memory
  • 10.2.6 Navigation
  • 10.3 Complaints In Spatial Cognition: Suggestions For History Taking
  • 10.4 Rehabilitation
  • 10.5 Summary And Conclusion
  • References
  • Index
  • Back Cover

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