When Far Becomes Near: Perspective Taking Induces Social Remapping of Spatial Relations
On many occasions, people spontaneously or deliberately take the perspective of a person facing them rather than their own perspective. How is this done? Using a spatial perspective task in which…
Gaining perspective on spatial perspective taking
ABSTRACT Spatial perspective taking is a term that encompasses a class of phenomena that assess the extent to which a perceiver can access spatial information relative to a viewpoint different from…
When Far Becomes Near
- PsychologyPsychological science
Using a spatial perspective task in which participants were asked to identify objects at specific locations, it was found that self-perspective judgments were faster for objects presented to the right, rather than the left, and for objects present closer to the participants’ own bodies.
Effects of Arm Crossing on Spatial Perspective-Taking
- PsychologyPloS one
Findings indicate that egocentric space and altercentric space are similarly coded in neurocognitive maps structured with respect to specific body segments.
The use of embodied self-rotation for visual and spatial perspective-taking
- PsychologyFront. Hum. Neurosci.
Previous research has shown that calculating if something is to someone’s left or right involves a simulative process recruiting representations of our own body in imagining ourselves in the position…
SpaTial and eMpaThiC perSpeCTive-Taking CorrelaTe on a diSpoSiTional level
Empathic perspective-taking is inevitably described using spatial locatives (“understanding a point of view”) and involves a metaphorical “merging of the self and other.” Visuo-spatial…
Relating spatial perspective taking to the perception of other's affordances: providing a foundation for predicting the future behavior of others
- Psychology, BiologyFront. Hum. Neurosci.
It is argued for the importance of reconsidering the role of basic spatial processes to explain more complex behaviors, both in terms of the frames of reference and the proposed sensorimotor mechanisms involved.
Take a Seat and Get Into Its Shoes! When Humans Spontaneously Represent Visual Scenes From the Point of View of Inanimate Objects
It is suggested that perspective taking may spontaneously apply to inanimate objects and whether such tendencies originate from social cognitive skills—as classically assumed—or reveal a nonsocial phenomenon.
Perspective taking in language: integrating the spatial and action domains
- PsychologyFront. Hum. Neurosci.
This paper brings together two research areas that typically occupy distinct sections of the literature: perspective taking in spatial language (whether people represent a scene from their own or a different spatial perspective), and perspectivetaking in action language (the extent to which they simulate an action as though they were performing that action).
In your place: neuropsychological evidence for altercentric remapping in embodied perspective taking.
- PsychologySocial cognitive and affective neuroscience
Humans are able to mentally adopt the spatial perspective of others and represent the visual world from their point of view. Here, we present neuropsychological evidence that information inaccessible…
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Abstract In order to describe a spatial environment, people must take a perspective on it. Previous researchers had claimed that in describing space, speakers take listeners on mental tours, using a…
Descriptions of Simple Spatial Scenes in English and Japanese
- PsychologySpatial Cogn. Comput.
How do people describe the location of a target object to another? This task requires a reference object or frame and terms of reference. Traditional linguistic analyses have loosely organized…
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Recent evidence indicates that mental representations of large (i.e., navigable) spaces are viewpoint dependent when observers are restricted to a single view. The purpose of the present study was to…
Perspective taking in children and adults: Equivalent egocentrism but differential correction
Putting words in perspective
- Education, PsychologyMemory & cognition
The results provide a strong link between concept knowledge and situated action.
Searching Imagined Environments
Subjects read narratives describing directions of objects around a standing or reclimng observer, who was periodically reoriented. RTs were measured to identify which object was currently located…
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- PsychologyJournal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition
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