Representing the Local Space Qualitatively in a Cognitive Map

@inproceedings{Jefferies1998RepresentingTL,
  title={Representing the Local Space Qualitatively in a Cognitive Map},
  author={Margaret Jefferies},
  year={1998}
}
The cognitive maps that humans compute as representations of the spatial environment they have visited are rarely even close approximations to what was actually experienced. When we experience the environment we seem to see it all so perfectly, yet rarely are we able to reproduce from memory an exact description of the places visited. Yet these vague, muddled descriptions of the places visited are adequate for many spatial reasoning tasks. But how is such an impoverished representation computed… CONTINUE READING

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