RuCCS Colloquia

Barbara Tversky (Stanford University, Department of Psychology)
Multiple Mental Spaces
Multiple Mental Spaces

Barbara Tversky
Stanford University, Department of Psychology


We engage in spatial cognition from the first moments of life: where to look, where to reach, where to go. Each of these acts involves a different space and different set of behaviors: the space of the body, the space around the body, the space of navigation. Also of import is a space created by people, the space of external representations. Both our bodies and the world have natural asymmetries that affect perception of and behavior in these spaces, yielding mental representations that differ systematically from space as measured by geographers or physicists

The RuCCS Colloquia Series is organized by Dr. Manish Singh. The talks are held on Tuesdays in the Psychology Building, Room 101 on the Busch Campus from 1:00-2:30pm.

After each talk from 2:30-3:00pm a coffee service is provided in the Center for Cognitive Science Room A139. All are invited to come and meet the speaker.

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