Structural properties of spatial representations in blind people: Scanning images constructed from haptic exploration or from locomotion in a 3-D audio virtual environment.

@article{Afonso2010StructuralPO,
  title={Structural properties of spatial representations in blind people: Scanning images constructed from haptic exploration or from locomotion in a 3-D audio virtual environment.},
  author={Amandine Afonso and Alan Blum and Brian F. G. Katz and Philippe Tarroux and Gr{\'e}goire Borst and M Petrochenkov Denis},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          591-604
        }
}
When people scan mental images, their response times increase linearly with increases in the distance to be scanned, which is generally taken as reflecting the fact that their internal representations incorporate the metric properties of the corresponding objects. In view of this finding, we investigated the structural properties of spatial mental images created from nonvisual sources in three groups (blindfolded sighted, late blind, and congenitally blind). In Experiment 1, blindfolded sighted… CONTINUE READING
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