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Why People Get Lost By Paul Dudchenko (Psychology Department, University of Stirling, UK)

Why People Get Lost
by Paul Dudchenko (Psychology Department, University of Stirling, UK)

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At some point in our lives, most of us have been lost. How does this happen? What are the limits of our ability to find our way? Do we have an innate sense of direction? 'How people get lost' is a exciting exploration of the psychology and neuroscience of how we find our way.
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Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition by Paul Dudchenko (Psychology Department, University of Stirling, UK)

At some point in our lives, most of us have been lost. How does this happen? What are the limits of our ability to find our way? Do we have an innate sense of direction? 'How people get lost' reviews the psychology and neuroscience of navigation. It starts with a history of studies looking at how organisms solve mazes. It then reviews contemporary studies of spatial cognition, and the wayfinding abilities of adults and children. It then considers how specific parts of the brain provide a cognitive map and a neural compass. This book also considers the neurology of spatial disorientation, and the tendency of patients with Alzheimer's disease to lose their way. Within the book, the author proposes that we get lost because our brain's compass becomes misoriented. This book is written for anyone with an interest in navigation and the brain. It assumes no specialised knowledge of neuroscience, but covers recent advances in our understanding of how the brain represents space.

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About Paul Dudchenko (Psychology Department, University of Stirling, UK)


Paul A. Dudchenko is a senior lecturer at the University of Stirling (U.K.). He received his Ph.D. in psychopharmacology at The Ohio State University, and was a National Research Service Award post-doctoral researcher at Dartmouth College and Boston University.

Table of Contents


Preface ; Acknowledgements ; Dedication ; 1. On being lost ; 2. A history of "maze" psychology ; 3. Contemporary studies of spatial cognition ; 4. Human navigation ; 5. Spatial cognition in children ; 6. The hippocampus as a cognitive map ; 7. Place cells and brain imaging ; 8. The neural basis for a sense of direction: head direction neurons ; 9. Alzheimer's disease, the parietal lobe, and topographical disorientation ; 10. Why we get lost

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Why People Get Lost: The Psychology and Neuroscience of Spatial Cognition by Paul Dudchenko (Psychology Department, University of Stirling, UK)
Paul Dudchenko (Psychology Department, University of Stirling, UK)
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Oxford University Press
2010-07-01
314
0199210861
9780199210862
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