The influence of visual experience on the ability to form spatial mental models based on route and survey descriptions

@article{Noordzij2006TheIO,
  title={The influence of visual experience on the ability to form spatial mental models based on route and survey descriptions},
  author={Matthijs L. Noordzij and Sander Zuidhoek and Albert Postma},
  journal={Cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={100},
  pages={321-342}
}
The purpose of the present study is twofold: the first objective is to evaluate the importance of visual experience for the ability to form a spatial representation (spatial mental model) of fairly elaborate spatial descriptions. Secondly, we examine whether blind people exhibit the same preferences (i.e. level of performance on spatial tasks) as sighted people in processing the type of perspective that is employed in a spatial description. Early blind, late blind and sighted participants… CONTINUE READING
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