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Use of virtual environments to investigate development of spatial behavior and spatial knowledge of school-age children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17564244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review aims to show the potential of using virtual environments in developmental spatial cognition research to advance empirical knowledge and theoretical insight. The facility for easy and economic variations of environmental features, the active, self-determined exploration, and the reliable registration of the navigation behavior using virtual environments allow investigating the development of spatial behavior and spatial knowledge in more detail. As a consequence, a dissociation between spatial behavior and spatial knowledge was observed, leading to the conclusion that spatial context has to be integrated further in any theoretical model regarding development of spatial cognition.
Petra Jansen-Osmann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-13     Completed Date:  2007-07-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Universitätsstrasse 1, D-40225 Disseldorf, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Spatial Behavior*
User-Computer Interface*

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