Inf Sci 3082 Description
Research Seminar: Spatial Cognition
Spring 1996 (96-2)
Instructor: Dr. Stephen Hirtle
Office: 735 LIS Building
Office Phone: 624-9434
Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00-5:00, or by appointment
Seminar Meets:Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00pm, SLIS 403
Please note: Conceptually, this seminar is in the Cognitive Science area, not
Systems/Technology, as listed.
Reasoning page by Amitabha Mukerjee provides additional
interesting sources, which we may want to explore.
Furnas presents a series of important research areas on his
home page, including links to relevant papers, which are worth
reviewing for this seminar.
You are welcome to participate in one of two ways, either informally or for
credit. Those taking it for credit will be required to make a presentation
during the term and write a short summary paper on the topic of your
choosing at the end of the term. Those attending informally may or may not
present, depending on your level of interest.
This is a research, and not a doctoral, seminar. As such, it will be less
structured. PhD students may count up to two research seminars towards the
seminar requirement for the degree.
Some of the issues that we might discuss include:
Navigating the WWW
Articles that we might review include:
Data structures for distributed GIS systems
Navigation for blind
Structure of cognitive maps
JEP:HPP, 1995, v21:
The Cerebral Hemispheres and Neural Network Simulations: Design
Considerations by Norman D. Cook, Hansruedi FrAduh, and Thedi Landis
On Computational Evidence for Different Types of Spatial Relations
Encoding: Reply to Cook et al. (1995) by Stephen M. Kosslyn, Christopher F.
Chabris, Chad J.
Marsolek, Robert A. Jacobs, and Olivier Koenig
Cowin & Hellige (1994) J of Cog Neuro: Categorical vs. coordinate spatial
- Special issue of IJHCS