21 Spatial Behavior notes Copy.pdf - 21 Spatial Behavior Block design task Special behavior is impaired because of loss of receptors Patient gets mad

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21 Spatial Behavior Block design task - Special behavior is impaired because of loss of receptors - Patient gets mad she cannot finish it - Tenacious in her attempts - Cannot move forward Space and the brain - Right hemisphere - Exceptions - Difficulties studying humans – bc there are multiple areas that go into processing visual or motor o We can now have ppl go through virtual environments and study this 21.1 Spatial Behavior and Spatial Impairments - Any one behavior can be broken down by brain damage - Grasping distal, body, past space (autobiographical memory – hippocampus) Types of Spatial Behavior - Topographical Memory – memory for the organization of the world - Cognitive maps – neural representation of a cognitive process such as spatial localization o To refer to representation of external world in brain - Mental space/time travel Physical body effect - Have ppl think about a past event – tend to lean back - Have ppl picture an event that could happen in the future – tent to lean forward Topographical Disorientation – Spatial Disturbances - Many clinical reports of topographical disorientation following brain injury - Topographical disorientation – gross disability in finding ones way about – sometimes even in previously familiar locations - Many diff impairments can emerge o Not being able to draw the spatial arrangement of office, home, well known building o
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