This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference, Spatial Cognition 2020, held in Riga, Latvia, in September 2020. The physical event was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 19 full papers and 6 short papers presented in this book were carefully selected and reviewed from 50 submissions. They focus on the following topics: spatial representation and cognitive maps; navigation and wayfinding; spatial representation in language, logic, and narrative; and spatial abilities and learning.
Spatial representation and cognitive maps.- Dual Population Coding for Path Planning in Graphs with Overlapping Place Representations.- Dynamic Problem Solving in Space.- How to Model (Personalised) Landmarks?.- The Influence of Position on Spatial Representation in Working Memory.- Spatial Representation in Sequential Action Organization of Weakly Constrained Everyday Activities.- Understanding Cognitive Saliency by Using an Online game.- A Framework for Place-based Survey Implementation.- A Study on Visual and Structural Characteristics of Landmarks and Experts' and Non-experts' Evaluations.- Navigation and wayfinding.- Redefining Global and Local Landmarks: When Does a Landmark Stop Being Local and Become a Global One?.- Local Wayfinding Decisions in a Complex Real-World Building.- Developing a Replication of a Wayfinding Study. From a Large-scale Real Building to a Virtual Reality Simulation.- Investigation of Potential Cognition Factors Correlated to Fire Evacuation.- Comparing Human Wayfinding Behavior Between a Real, Existing Building, a Virtual Replica, and Two Architectural Redesigns.- Motion Features of Digital Path Tracing in Urban Map Navigation.- Investigating Wayfinding under Inconsistent Information.- Applying Psychophysics to Applied Spatial Cognition Research.- Spatial representation in language, logic, and narrative.- Spatial Descriptions on a Functional-geometric Spectrum: the Location of Objects.- Cross-linguistic Differences in Side Assignment to Objects and Interpretation of Spatial Relations: Right and Left in German and Italian.- Local Alignment of Frame of Reference Assignment in English and Swedish Dialogue.- A Logical Framework for Spatial Mental Models.- The Spatiotemporal Dimension of Singular Reference.- Spatial abilities and learning.- Minecraft as a Generative Platform for Analyzing and Practicing Spatial Reasoning.- ERMENTAL: A Simple Web Environment to Design and Teach the Effects of Cognitive Training Experiments.- The Function of Gesture in Architectural-Design-Related Spatial Ability.- Impacts of Scent on Mental Cutting Ability for Industrial and Engineering Technology Students as Measured through a Sectional View Drawing.