Questions related to Spatial Cognition
I am interested in understanding the interplay of cognition and computational methods in terms of understanding spatial language.
One of my reviewers suggested that I should use such a test in order to rule out the possibility that general intelligence is accounting for the relationships I am finding in the area of spatial imagery.
I'm currently looking for a question corpus to have a plausible number of spatial events queries. I found MS MARCO dataset in which I could extract a reasonable number of geographical events there. However, I'm curious to know whether there is (are) any other question corpus to have such particular queries.
In parallel, I'm quite interested to know that is (are) there any dashboards for the COVID19 crisis in which users ask their spatial queries about this incident and hopefully being downloadable for further analysis?
According to Christopher Alexander, beauty arises out of the wholeness, which is defined mathematically as a recursive structure, and exists in space and matter physically, and reflects in minds and cognition psychologically.
I have aquired the coordinates (X and Y) of the placement of objects (cubes) in a defined space (a tray) made by different individuals. I know when the first object has been disposed, the second one etc. and I can create a trajectory starting from the first object disposed to the last one (I attach a figure to be more specific). I am very new to this type of data and I was wondering how can I analyze coordinates and trajectories (I have 50 trajectories) comparing them to each other? Mainly I would like to find similarities between the spatio-temporal pattern of placement of the subjectcs, and check for common placement strategies. What kind of analysis shoud I run and what software I should use?
Thank you in advance!
Could the structure/spatial folding of the hippocampus lead to closed field activity that cannot be recorded on the scalp surface? Or might the location of the structure in general be too deep to get a reliable signal?
I know only of a very few studies (EEG/MEG) that claim to have recorded hippocampal activity and most of these have used beamforming or other reconstruction approaches with strong model assumptions.
I am happy to learn from researchers using EEG/MEG to analyze hippocampal activity in humans.
I would be thankful for any piece of literature introducing short, accessible and uncomputerised psychological tests for executive functioning and visual-motor processing. I am most interested in assessment of spatial and hierarchical planning.
I know there are a lot of studies about the use of VR in medicine or psychology, what I can't find is something more related to Architecture and Architecture visualization.
The general data we found range between 10 - 20 min in young and healthy individuals, but the more accurate data relative to this tasks (visual attention) will be great.
can someone recommend publications concerning that issue ?
Is proprioception involved in shaping the egocentric reference direction within spatial perception or does the reference direction solely depend on the field of view ?
I made a study with two types of targets (3 shematic faces or 3 schematic houses). The task where participants had to detect the 3 schematic houses and ignore distractors (photo of houses or faces) seems to be more difficult (reaction time bigger, more false alarms) than the task where participants had to detect the 3 shematic faces.
As the heterogeneity of the 3 schematic houses is more pronounced than the heterogeneity of the 3 schematic faces, i wanted to know if some studies have investigated the impact of the heterogeneity of the target on attentional capture by distractors ?
I want to start to study and get some information about spatial cognition, especially focusing on Individual Differences. Can anybody help me with some references like books, chapters or available articles so that I can have and get starting info?
Thanks in advance,
I know it is unusual, but I am wondering if there are any collaborative Virtual reality projects you know of in Edmonton, Canada. My main area of interest is spatial awareness and human material interaction. I appreciate your help.
One of my research areas is development and measurement of visuospatial thinking. I have some appropriate tests and tasks for it but this process takes place in human's brain. I am interested in suitable methods by which these processes would be traceable in the brain while the student solve a visuospatial stimulus (e.g. mental rotation). What kind of method is appropriate for it?
Look at this site, which gives some examples for stimuli.
We plan to do some behaviour experiments such as putting the SD rats into a multiple T mazes and record the path and latency of the subjects to analyze the behavior performance. Some questions:
Is there any latest protocols published in the literatures can be referenced? Wish the experiments can be conducted as the standard protocols and finished smoothly.
How many types of spatial learning are there in the above experiments according to the cognitive psychological theory?
Given that the rat can be delivered with real time reward to its motor actions during running in the maze. What is difference between the group of rats with real-time reward and the rats with the final reward only at the goal position?
Your comments and suggestions are really appreciated.
My question is about the head deflections / nose pokes of the mouse toward a given hole.
Many times, especially the first trials, mice visit a hole, and then explore around it, above the maze, even below the table, and finally make another head deflection or nose poke to the same hole, without moving its body location.
In this case, should I count 1 or 2 errors ? Is it the same methodology for the trials and the probe test ?
In addition: do you think that 100 s in average is a normal primary latency for control mice in their 1st trial (after familiarization) ? According to published papers, it seems very low...
Many thanks for your answers.
We know, for example, that some action games and mathematics can be capable of developing these skills. What other activities can?
I am doing a research in Spatial Location Memory in children. If anyone knows of previous research performed in the subjuct could you please help?
Given the repeated data that mental rotation and other spatial measures correlates positively with the Spatial scale of the OSIVQ and negatively with the Object scale, should we consider there's always a tradeoff between those cognitive capacities? And what is the role of the Verbal scale in that tradeoff?
I'm looking for a valid and reliable spatial strategies questionnaire to investigate gender differences in holistic and analytic mental rotation strategies. I'm currently using Schultz (1991), but looking for other interesting options.
I remember an old computer game (called Tetris) by a Russian programmer, where the player had to rotate and move objects with straight edges (squares, rectangles, and more complex ones) that were falling down to build a solid row at the bottom of the box. That helped in two-dimensional thinking, I suppose.
With the capability of spatial reasoning we can create and manipulate virtual images in our mind in 3D. This is an indispensible prerequisite for medical professionals, engineers and physicists, to mention a few.
How can we teach spatial reasoning? What are your experiences and thoughts?
Perception of different visualization (aerial photo vs. sketch map vs. thematic map). Does it have any differences to non expert GIS users to estimate distance or location from these different visualization?
Based on the “Object-Spatial-Verbal Cognitive Style Model” from Kozhevnikov, Kosslyn and Shephard (2005), Are there any available instruments to measure the visuospatial dimensions (Object imagery – ability to mentally represent object details like form, color, etc; and Spatial Imagery – ability to mentally represent and manipulate spatial relations between objects and its parts) separately?
Any tips will be welcome, thank you!
Often, navigation tasks can be solved using either egocentric or allocentric strategies. I am looking for a reliable self report measure that predicts strategy prefererences in paradigms that allow for both egocentric and allocentric strategies (e.g., the star maze paradigm: Igloi et al., PNAS, 2010).
Of course, there is the SBSOD which is more highly correlated with measures that depend on configurational or survey knowledge. I guess that means that people scoring high on the SBSOD are more likely to perform well on navigation tasks that require allocentric processing, but that is only half of the story.
I would very much appreciate your thoughts on this.