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Animal Spatial Cognition: Behavioural and Neural Approaches

By: C Thinus-Blanc

259 pages, Figs, tabs

World Scientific Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #60191 | ISBN: 981022818X
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About this book

The aim of this book is two-fold: firstly to examine the most noteworthy studies (in laboratory settings) which have contributed during the last five decades to a better understanding of animal spatial representations and secondly, to present a realistic picture of cognitive maps.


Contents

The historical background to the studies of animal spatial cognition - the concept of a cognitive map; exploration and spatial knowledge; the classical experimental paradigms; the plasticity of spatial representations - shortcuts and detours; properties of spatial representations - theoretical models of spatial processing at the psychological level; the hippocampus and spatial processing; the other structures involved in spatial processing; general models of distributed memory; conclusion - a picture of animal spatial representation at the psychological and brain levels.

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