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Animation: can it facilitate?
TLDR
In cases where animated graphics seem superior to static ones, scrutiny reveals lack of equivalence between animated and static graphics in content or procedures; the animated graphics convey more information or involve interactivity.
Cognitive Maps, Cognitive Collages, and Spatial Mental Models
  • B. Tversky
  • Computer Science, Psychology
    COSIT
  • 19 September 1993
TLDR
Cognitive collages are consistent with research demonstrating systematic errors in memory and judgment of environmental knowledge and two other metaphors for mental representations are proposed and supported.
Distortions in memory for maps
  • B. Tversky
  • Psychology
    Cognitive Psychology
  • 1 July 1981
Evidence is presented for systematic errors in memory for real and artificial maps, local environments, and visual forms. These errors are attributed to two heuristics that are derived from
Event structure in perception and conception.
TLDR
An analysis of how people use event structure in perception, understanding, planning, and action is constructed and an explanation of how multiple sources of information interact in event perception and conception is explained.
What do architects and students perceive in their design sketches? A protocol analysis
TLDR
What information architects think of and read off from their own freehand sketches are examined, and at revealing how they perceptually interact with and benefit from sketches are revealed.
Cross-cultural and developmental trends in graphic productions
Abstract How does space come to be used to represent nonspatial relations, as in graphs? Approximately 1200 children and adults from three language cultures, English, Hebrew, and Arabic, produced
Embodied and disembodied cognition: Spatial perspective-taking
TLDR
The implication of action elicits spontaneous spatial perspective-taking, seemingly in the service of understanding the other's actions.
Perceiving, remembering, and communicating structure in events.
TLDR
Both segmentation and descriptions support the hierarchical bias hypothesis in event perception: Observers spontaneously encoded the events in terms of partonomic hierarchies and indicate that these knowledge structures may be organized around object/action units.
Spatial mental models derived from survey and route descriptions
Abstract In four experiments, subjects read route or survey descriptions of naturalistic environments and then answered verbatim or inference questions from both perspectives and drew maps of the
Imagined transformations of bodies: an fMRI investigation
TLDR
In a task contrast designed to isolate egocentric perspective transformations, participants were slower to make left-right judgments about a human figure from the figure's perspective than from their own, and this transformation led to increased cortical activity around the left parietal-temporal-occipital junction, as well as in other areas including left frontal cortex.
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