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It's in the Eye of the Beholder: Spatial Language and Spatial Memory Use the Same Perceptual Reference Frames

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It's in the Eye of the Beholder: Spatial Language and Spatial Memory Use the Same Perceptual Reference Frames Lipinski et al.Spatial language provides an effective domain to examine the connection between non-linguistic and linguistic systems because it is an unambiguous case of linguistic and sensori-motor systems coming together. In the present work we use a process-based theory of spatial working memory-the Dynamic Field Theory -to generate and test novel predictions regarding the time-dependent link between spatial memory and spatial language. Our analysis and empirical findings suggest that focusing on the processes underlying spatial language, rather than representations per se, can produce more constrained theories of the connection between sensorimotor and linguistic systems.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Spatial Foundations of Language and Cognition
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191720444, 9780199553242
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Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • Dynamic systems, Spatial cognition, Spatial language, Spatial memory, Spatial representation

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