Rapid development of cognitive maps in people with visual impairments when exploring novel geographic spaces


Jacobson, Dan and Lippa, Yvonne and Golledge, Reginald G. and Kitchin, Rob and Blades, Mark (2001) Rapid development of cognitive maps in people with visual impairments when exploring novel geographic spaces. IAPS Bulletin of People-Environment Studies (Special Issue on Environmental Cognition), 18. pp. 3-6. ISSN 1301-3998 (Submitted)

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Abstract

'Cognitive' map is a term that refers to a person's environmental knowledge. Anyone experiencing a new environment will, over time, develop a cognitive representation of that environment, including information derived from that environment (e.g., about places, routes and spatial relationships) and information about personal experiences (e.g. memories about events at locations and attitudes towards places). There is now a great deal of research into the cognitive maps of sighted people (see Golledge, 1999; Kitchin & Freundschuh, 2000; Kitchin & Blades, in press), but there is comparatively little research into the cognitive maps of people with visual impairments.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cognitive maps; visually impaired; novel geographic spaces; environmental knowledge;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > National Institute for Regional and Spatial analysis, NIRSA
Item ID: 7326
Depositing User: Prof. Rob Kitchin
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 09:03
Journal or Publication Title: IAPS Bulletin of People-Environment Studies (Special Issue on Environmental Cognition)
Publisher: International Association for People-Environment Studies.
Refereed: Yes
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