Cognitive Mapping without Visual Experience

@inproceedings{UngarCognitiveMW,
  title={Cognitive Mapping without Visual Experience},
  author={Simon Ungar}
}
Try this simple experiment: close your eyes tightly, stand up, and walk to the other side of the room and back. You have just simulated for yourself what it is like to be blind. Well, not quite: there are several important factors missing. Firstly, you knew all along that you could open your eyes at any minute if you ran into trouble (e.g., a large hard obstacle). A blind person does not have that option for recovering from a mistake. Secondly, you almost certainly used your visually derived… CONTINUE READING

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