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Understanding and Representing SpaceTheory and Evidence from Studies with Blind and Sighted
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Susanna Millar

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198521426

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521426.001.0001

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Information and understanding large-scale space

Information and understanding large-scale space

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Understanding and Representing Space

Susanna Millar

Oxford University Press

While the previous chapter focuses on small-scale space, the representation of large-scale space is considered in this chapter. It begins by discussing some developmental theories and evidence which includes Siegel and White's theory, one of the best known theories specifically concerned with the development of spatial coding on a large-scale or geographical scale. It then examines the orientation and route knowledge in geographical space, and its representation in terms of configurations. It also presents how the evidence shows that memory of actually moving through space, and representing this in terms of maps, requires some form of symbolic translation.

Keywords:   developmental theories, Siegel and White, symbolic translation, maps, route knowledge

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