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The Spatial Context of Technological Development

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Geographic Knowledge Graph Summarization

Author : B. Yan
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Geographic knowledge graphs can have an important role in delivering interoperability, accessibility and the demands of conceptualization in geographic information science (GIS). However, the massive amount of accompanying information and the enormous diversity of geographic knowledge graphs limits their applicability and hinders the widespread adoption of this useful structured knowledge. This book, Geographic Knowledge Graph Summarization, focuses on the ways in which geographic knowledge graphs can be digested and summarized. Such a summarization would relieve the burden of information overload for end users and reduce data storage, as well as speeding up queries and eliminating ‘noise’. The book introduces the general concept of geospatial inductive bias and explains the different ways in which this idea can be used in the summarization of geographic knowledge graphs. The book breaks up the task of summarization into separate but related components, and after an introduction and a brief overview of concepts and theories, Chapters 3, 4 and 5 explore hierarchical place type structure, multimedia leaf nodes, and general relation and entity components respectively. Chapter 6 presents a spatial knowledge map interface which illustrates the effectiveness of summarization. The book integrates top-down knowledge engineering and bottom-up knowledge learning methods, and will do much to promote awareness of this fascinating area and related issues.

Human Spatial Navigation

Author : Arne D. Ekstrom
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The first book to comprehensively explore the cognitive foundations of human spatial navigation Humans possess a range of navigation and orientation abilities, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. All of us must move from one location to the next, following habitual routes and avoiding getting lost. While there is more to learn about how the brain underlies our ability to navigate, neuroscience and psychology have begun to converge on some important answers. In Human Spatial Navigation, four leading experts tackle fundamental and unique issues to produce the first book-length investigation into this subject. Opening with the vivid story of Puluwat sailors who navigate in the open ocean with no mechanical aids, the authors begin by dissecting the behavioral basis of human spatial navigation. They then focus on its neural basis, describing neural recordings, brain imaging experiments, and patient studies. Recent advances give unprecedented insights into what is known about the cognitive map and the neural systems that facilitate navigation. The authors discuss how aging and diseases can impede navigation, and they introduce cutting-edge network models that show how the brain can act as a highly integrated system underlying spatial navigation. Throughout, the authors touch on fascinating examples of able navigators, from the Inuit of northern Canada to London taxi drivers, and they provide a critical lens into previous navigation research, which has primarily focused on other species, such as rodents. An ideal book for students and researchers seeking an accessible introduction to this important topic, Human Spatial Navigation offers a rich look into spatial memory and the neuroscientific foundations for how we make our way in the world.

The Cognitive Neurosciences

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The sixth edition of the foundational reference on cognitive neuroscience, with entirely new material that covers the latest research, experimental approaches, and measurement methodologies. Each edition of this classic reference has proved to be a benchmark in the developing field of cognitive neuroscience. The sixth edition of The Cognitive Neurosciences continues to chart new directions in the study of the biological underpinnings of complex cognition—the relationship between the structural and physiological mechanisms of the nervous system and the psychological reality of the mind. It offers entirely new material, reflecting recent advances in the field, covering the latest research, experimental approaches, and measurement methodologies. This sixth edition treats such foundational topics as memory, attention, and language, as well as other areas, including computational models of cognition, reward and decision making, social neuroscience, scientific ethics, and methods advances. Over the last twenty-five years, the cognitive neurosciences have seen the development of sophisticated tools and methods, including computational approaches that generate enormous data sets. This volume deploys these exciting new instruments but also emphasizes the value of theory, behavior, observation, and other time-tested scientific habits. Section editors Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Ulman Lindenberger, Kalanit Grill-Spector and Maria Chait, Tomás Ryan and Charan Ranganath, Sabine Kastner and Steven Luck, Stanislas Dehaene and Josh McDermott, Rich Ivry and John Krakauer, Daphna Shohamy and Wolfram Schultz, Danielle Bassett and Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, Marina Bedny and Alfonso Caramazza, Liina Pylkkänen and Karen Emmorey, Mauricio Delgado and Elizabeth Phelps, Anjan Chatterjee and Adina Roskies

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The Cambridge Handbook of the Imagination

Author : Anna Abraham
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The human imagination manifests in countless different forms. We imagine the possible and the impossible. How do we do this so effortlessly? Why did the capacity for imagination evolve and manifest with undeniably manifold complexity uniquely in human beings? This handbook reflects on such questions by collecting perspectives on imagination from leading experts. It showcases a rich and detailed analysis on how the imagination is understood across several disciplines of study, including anthropology, archaeology, medicine, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and the arts. An integrated theoretical-empirical-applied picture of the field is presented, which stands to inform researchers, students, and practitioners about the issues of relevance across the board when considering the imagination. With each chapter, the nature of human imagination is examined - what it entails, how it evolved, and why it singularly defines us as a species.

Spatial Contexts of Urbanization and Land Conservation in North China

Author : Mark Gregory Henderson
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The Biology of Disadvantage

Author : Nancy Adler
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How does socioeconomic status "get into the body" to affect health? A decade ago, when the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health began to answer this question, few studies directly tested the pathways and mechanisms that contribute to the gradient relationship between socioeconomic status and health. The scientific research presented in this volume captures where the field stands after 10 years of intense research by the MacArthur Network and others into the mechanisms of health disparities. In addition, it illustrates the power of a multidisciplinary approach to complex social issues. Finally, it presents potential applications of the accumulated knowledge for social interventions and raises pragmatic issues that are important to consider when science is translated into policy and intervention. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order ( Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit for more information about becoming a member.

Integrating Ecology and Evolution in a Spatial Context

Author : Jonathan Silvertown
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Leading population biologists examine ecological and evolutionary issues in the context of space.

Modeling Social Phenomena in Spatial Context

Author : Andreas Koch
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"Human behavior and action is closely related to a corresponding social and spatial environment. The nature of relations in their structures, function and temporal domains is characterized by a duality of contexts, and interrelatedness of the individual and local with the social and global. Causes, influences and effects are mutual--and this at different scales. This volume presents approaches that dealing with interactions within and between the social and spatial realm, focusing on human behavior, land use change, and energy and infrastructure issues from an agent-based perspective."--Page four of cover.

Transformation of Rural Habitat in Indian Perspective

Author : R. L. Singh
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Spatial Informations Technologies for Remote Sensing Today and Tomorrow

Author : Robert M. Haralick
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The Chipped Stone Tool Production use Cycle

Author : Boyce N. Driskell
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BAR International Series

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Spatial Organisation of Market Centres

Author : Ram Swaroop Dixit
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Study with reference to Hamirpur District, Uttar Pradesh.

Motor Programming and Spatial Representation in the Development of the Ability to Copy Geometric Figures

Author : Helen A. Cunningham
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1991 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium Remote Sensing Global Monitoring for Earth Management

Author : Jyri Putkonen
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The American Journal of Psychology

Author : Granville Stanley Hall
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Spatial Analysis

Author : Paul Longley
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Eighteen contributions demonstrate how computer methods of analysis and modelling, built around GIS, can be used to identify ways in which our cities and regions might be better planned and understood. Arrangement is in five sections covering analysis of spatial distributions, scale and generalization in geographical analysis, locational modelling, spatial forecasting, and simulating space-time in GIS. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

European Spatial Research and Policy

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