The ability to navigate across town, comprehend an animated display of the functioning of the human heart, view complex multivariate data on a company's website, or to read an architectural blueprint and form a three-dimensional mental picture of a house are all tasks involving visuospatial thinking. The field of visuospatial thinking is a relatively diverse interdisciplinary research enterprise. An understanding of visuospatial thinking, and in particular, how people represent and process visual and spatial information, is relevant not only to cognitive psychology but also education, geography, architecture, medicine, design computer science/artificial intelligence, semiotics and animal cognition. The goal of this book, first published in 2005, is to present a broad overview of research on visuospatial thinking that can be used by researchers as well as students interested in this topic in both basic research and applied/naturalistic contexts.
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Author Biography - Akira Miyake
Akira Miyake is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Faculty Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Science. He has published in the areas of working memory, executive functions, language comprehension and spatial thinking in such journals as Cognitive Psychology and Journal of Memory and Language. Priti Shah is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has published in the areas of spatial thinking, graphical display comprehension and working memory in such journals as Memory & Cognition, the Journal of Educational Psychology and Science Education.