Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

Spatial Cognition V

Reasoning, Action, Interaction

Editors: Barkowsky, Th., Knauff, M., Ligozat, G., Montello, D.R. (Eds.)

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This is the fifth volume in a series of book publications featuring basic interdisciplinary research in spatial cognition. The study of spatial cognition is the study of knowledge about spatial properties of objects and events in the world. Spatial properties include location, size, distance, direction, separation and connection, shape, pattern, and so on. Cognition is about the structures and processes of knowledge: its acquisition, storage, retrieval, manipulation, and use by humans, nonhuman animals, and machines. Broadly construed, cognitive activities include sensation and perception, thinking, attention, imagery, attitudes, memory, learning, language, and reasoning and problem-solving; the interaction of these activities with motoric (body movement) and affective (emotional) processing is recognized as critically important, as well. Cognition is typically considered to make up much of the activity of the mind. But though the mind is an expression of the structures and processes of the brain and nervous system, it is also an expression of an organism or agent with a physical body that typically exists in a physical and socio-cultural world. Researchers study spatial cognition for several reasons. Spatial cognition plays important roles in most of the domains of knowledge and behavior of sentient beings, including activities associated with biological survival, social interaction, cultural practice, and economic exchange. Attempts to describe, predict, and explain the basic components of spatial cognition and their interrelationships stimulate a host of interesting basic questions about how important parts of reality work.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)
  • Reachability and Dependency Calculi: Reasoning in Network Algebras

    Pages 1-19

    Scivos, Alexander

  • The Qualitative Trajectory Calculus on Networks

    Pages 20-38

    Bogaert, Peter (et al.)

  • Qualitative Spatial Representation and Reasoning in the SparQ-Toolbox

    Pages 39-58

    Wallgrün, Jan Oliver (et al.)

  • Remembering Places in Space: A Human Analog Study of the Morris Water Maze

    Pages 59-75

    Fitting, Sylvia (et al.)

  • The Role of Users’ Concepts of the Robot in Human-Robot Spatial Instruction

    Pages 76-89

    Fischer, Kerstin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatial Cognition V
Book Subtitle
Reasoning, Action, Interaction
Editors
  • Thomas Barkowsky
  • Markus Knauff
  • Gérard Ligozat
  • Daniel R. Montello
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
Series Volume
4387
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-75666-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-75666-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-75665-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 501
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