Visual experience facilitates allocentric spatial representation

@article{Pasqualotto2013VisualEF,
  title={Visual experience facilitates allocentric spatial representation},
  author={Achille Pasqualotto and Mary Jane Spiller and Ashok S Jansari and Michael J. Proulx},
  journal={Behavioural Brain Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={236},
  pages={175-179}
}
Representing the position of the objects independently from our own position is a fundamental cognitive ability. Here we investigated whether this ability depends on visual experience. Congenitally blind, late blind and blindfolded sighted participants haptically learnt a room-sized regularly shaped array of objects, and their spatial memory was tested to determine which spatial reference frame was used. Crucially, the use of an object-based reference frame requires representing the regular… CONTINUE READING
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