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By Nigel Foreman

Spatial cognition is a extensive box of enquiry, rising from quite a lot of disciplines and incorporating a wide selection of paradigms which have been hired with human and animal matters. This quantity is a part of a - quantity guide reviewing the foremost paradigms utilized in all the individuals' learn areas.; This quantity considers the problems of neurophysiological points of spatial cognition, the evaluate of cognitive spatial deficits coming up from neural harm in people and animals, and the remark of spatial behaviours in animals of their usual habitats.; This guide could be of curiosity to new and outdated scholars alike. the scholar new to spatial learn might be introduced up-to- pace with a selected variety of recommendations, made conscious of the history and pitfalls of specific techniques, and directed towards important assets. For professional researchers, the instruction manual offers a speedy experiment of the to be had instruments that they may desire to think about as choices whilst wishing to respond to a specific "spatial" learn challenge.

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Beaumont, and Van Linden and Meulemans, discuss the use of spatial tests within standard test batteries, and experimental paradigms, respectively, and the ways in which clinical data throw light on underlying spatial impairments and localisation of spatial function within the human brain. In Chapter 1, Beaumont describes tests of extrapersonal space perception, visual object and visual-spatial perception, drawing and copying, and construction tasks found in the standard test batteries. Beaumont concludes that, with the possible exception of visual-spatial neglect, relatively little work has been devoted to cognitive aspects of visual-spatial function and forsees a future expansion in the range of test materials that will become available for assessment purposes.

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