chapter  8
Spatial Constructions
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The research with Taylor provided evidence that spatial mental models of environments too large to be seen at one viewing can be perspective-free. Responding to queries from specific points of view requires taking a specific perspective, using the general spatial model to generate a particular point of view. The next project examined retrieval of information lying in specified directions from a particular perspective. How do people scan mental space? Are some directions privileged over others?