One spatial map or many? Spatial coding of connected environments.

  title={One spatial map or many? Spatial coding of connected environments.},
  author={Xue Han and Suzanna Becker},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={40 2},
We investigated how humans encode large-scale spatial environments using a virtual taxi game. We hypothesized that if 2 connected neighborhoods are explored jointly, people will form a single integrated spatial representation of the town. However, if the neighborhoods are first learned separately and later observed to be connected, people will form separate spatial representations; this should incur an accuracy cost when inferring directions from one neighborhood to the other. Interestingly… CONTINUE READING
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