Spatial reasoning

no need for visual information

Markus Knauff, Corinne Jola, Gerhard Strube

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

11 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

One of the central questions of spatial reasoning research is whether the underlying processes are inherently visual or spatial. The article reports a dual-task experiment that was conducted to explore the visual and/or spatial nature of human spatial reasoning. The main tasks were inferences based on a spatial version of the interval calculus introduced by Allen (1983). The secondary tasks were presented visually or acoustically, and were either spatial or non-spatial. The results indicate that spatial reasoning is mainly based on the construction and inspection of spatial layouts, whereas no evidence of the involvement of visual representations and processes was found.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpatial information theory
Subtitle of host publicationfoundations of geographic information science
EditorsDaniel R. Montello
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages447-457
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783540454243
ISBN (Print)9783540426134, 3540426132
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2001 - Morro Bay, United States
Duration: 19 Sep 200123 Sep 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2205
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2001
CountryUnited States
CityMorro Bay
Period19/09/0123/09/01

Fingerprint

experiment
inspection
need

Cite this

Knauff, M., Jola, C., & Strube, G. (2001). Spatial reasoning: no need for visual information. In D. R. Montello (Ed.), Spatial information theory: foundations of geographic information science (pp. 447-457). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2205). Springer Verlag.
Knauff, Markus ; Jola, Corinne ; Strube, Gerhard. / Spatial reasoning : no need for visual information. Spatial information theory: foundations of geographic information science . editor / Daniel R. Montello. Springer Verlag, 2001. pp. 447-457 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
@inproceedings{a9c6b743ea6140849bd59b8df0ce3a2b,
title = "Spatial reasoning: no need for visual information",
abstract = "One of the central questions of spatial reasoning research is whether the underlying processes are inherently visual or spatial. The article reports a dual-task experiment that was conducted to explore the visual and/or spatial nature of human spatial reasoning. The main tasks were inferences based on a spatial version of the interval calculus introduced by Allen (1983). The secondary tasks were presented visually or acoustically, and were either spatial or non-spatial. The results indicate that spatial reasoning is mainly based on the construction and inspection of spatial layouts, whereas no evidence of the involvement of visual representations and processes was found.",
author = "Markus Knauff and Corinne Jola and Gerhard Strube",
year = "2001",
month = "10",
day = "16",
language = "English",
isbn = "9783540426134",
series = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
pages = "447--457",
editor = "Montello, {Daniel R.}",
booktitle = "Spatial information theory",
address = "Germany",

}

Knauff, M, Jola, C & Strube, G 2001, Spatial reasoning: no need for visual information. in DR Montello (ed.), Spatial information theory: foundations of geographic information science . Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 2205, Springer Verlag, pp. 447-457, 5th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory, COSIT 2001, Morro Bay, United States, 19/09/01.

Spatial reasoning : no need for visual information. / Knauff, Markus; Jola, Corinne; Strube, Gerhard.

Spatial information theory: foundations of geographic information science . ed. / Daniel R. Montello. Springer Verlag, 2001. p. 447-457 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2205).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

TY - GEN

T1 - Spatial reasoning

T2 - no need for visual information

AU - Knauff, Markus

AU - Jola, Corinne

AU - Strube, Gerhard

PY - 2001/10/16

Y1 - 2001/10/16

N2 - One of the central questions of spatial reasoning research is whether the underlying processes are inherently visual or spatial. The article reports a dual-task experiment that was conducted to explore the visual and/or spatial nature of human spatial reasoning. The main tasks were inferences based on a spatial version of the interval calculus introduced by Allen (1983). The secondary tasks were presented visually or acoustically, and were either spatial or non-spatial. The results indicate that spatial reasoning is mainly based on the construction and inspection of spatial layouts, whereas no evidence of the involvement of visual representations and processes was found.

AB - One of the central questions of spatial reasoning research is whether the underlying processes are inherently visual or spatial. The article reports a dual-task experiment that was conducted to explore the visual and/or spatial nature of human spatial reasoning. The main tasks were inferences based on a spatial version of the interval calculus introduced by Allen (1983). The secondary tasks were presented visually or acoustically, and were either spatial or non-spatial. The results indicate that spatial reasoning is mainly based on the construction and inspection of spatial layouts, whereas no evidence of the involvement of visual representations and processes was found.

M3 - Conference contribution

SN - 9783540426134

SN - 3540426132

T3 - Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

SP - 447

EP - 457

BT - Spatial information theory

A2 - Montello, Daniel R.

PB - Springer Verlag

ER -

Knauff M, Jola C, Strube G. Spatial reasoning: no need for visual information. In Montello DR, editor, Spatial information theory: foundations of geographic information science . Springer Verlag. 2001. p. 447-457. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).