Spatial Perception

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science: How You Get There From Here: Interaction of Visual Landmarks and Path Integration in Human Navigation Mintao Zhao and William H. Warren        Humans use both a landmark-guidance system and a path-integration system to help navigate the world; however, it is not More

Children who play frequently with puzzles, blocks, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning abilities than those who don’t, according to data from a nationally representative study published in Psychological Science. “Our findings show that spatial play specifically is related to children’s spatial reasoning skills,” says psychological scientist and lead researcher More

APS Fellows Roberta M. Golinkoff (University of Delaware) and Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek (Temple University) will receive the 2015 APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award for their collaborative research on language, literacy, education, and spatial development. Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek changed the field of developmental psychology in the late 1980s when they introduced More

Human echolocation operates as a viable “sense,” working in tandem with other senses to deliver information to people with visual impairment, according to new research published in Psychological Science. Ironically, the proof for the vision-like qualities of echolocation came from blind echolocators wrongly judging how heavy objects of different sizes felt. The experiment, conducted More