Dedication.- Contributing Authors.- Preface.- Spatial Processing during Mental Imagery: A Neurofunctional Theory.- The Role of Imagery in Navigation: Neuropsychological Evidence.- Functional Equivalence of Spatial Images Produced by Perception and Spatial Language.- Spatial Processing and View-dependent Representations.- Modeling Mental Spatial Knowledge Processing.- Optic Ataxia: A Gateway to the Human Visual Action System.- Interactions between Cognitive Space and Motor Activity.- Cross-modal Involvement of Visual Cortex in Tactile Perception.- Neuroanatomy of the Parietal Cortex.- Spatial Maps, Feature Integration and Parietal Function: Implications from the Study of Spatial Deficits.- Pigs in Space: How We Recognize Rotated Objects.- Functional Neuroanatomy of Mental Rotation Performance.- Spatial Orientation and Navigation in Microgravity.- Spatial Representations in the Rat: Case Study or Perspective on Episodic Memory?- Sensorimotor Transformations in Spatial Orientation Relative to Gravity.- Sensorimotor Control of Human Dynamic Behavior in Space Implemented into a Hominoid Robot.- The Ventro-dorsal Stream: Parieto-premotor Neural Circuits and Their Role in Primate Cognition.- Mind over Matter? Imagined Body Movements and Their Neuronal Correlates.- Bottom-up Effects of Sensory Conflict and Adaptation on Mental Imagery: Sensorimotor Grounds for High Level Cognition?- Cortical Processing of Auditory Space: Pathways and Plasticity.- Networks for Attentional Control and Selection in Spatial Vision.- Acknowledgments.- Index.
The processing of spatial information is an increasingly important topic, especially in recent few years, with new findings emerging from such diverse disciplines as cognitive neuroscience; cognitive psychology; sensorimotor integration; neuropsychology and neuroanatomy. Bringing together contributions from a group of internationally highly renowned researchers from across these disciplines, this book offers a state-of-the-art platform on which the latest developments in spatial processing are presented.
Currently, there is no edited book with a similarly broad scope of different scientific approaches while still focusing on one of the most fundamental abilities, the processing of spatial information