Visual experience is not necessary for efficient survey spatial cognition: evidence from blindness.

@article{Tinti2006VisualEI,
  title={Visual experience is not necessary for efficient survey spatial cognition: evidence from blindness.},
  author={Carla Tinti and Mauro Adenzato and Marco Tamietto and Cesare Cornoldi},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={59 7},
  pages={1306-28}
}
This study investigated whether the lack of visual experience affects the ability to create spatial inferential representations of the survey type. We compared the performance of persons with congenital blindness and that of blindfolded sighted persons on four survey representation-based tasks (Experiment 1). Results showed that persons with blindness performed better than blindfolded sighted controls. We repeated the same tests introducing a third group of persons with late blindness… CONTINUE READING

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